Dr. Barr, Betty

Remembering UH Alumna and Longtime Educator Betty Barr

Betty J. Barr, UH alumna and pioneer female faculty member at the Cullen College of Engineering.

Barr was one of the first female faculty members at the Cullen College of Engineering


Betty J. Barr, University of Houston alumna and beloved longtime educator at UH Cullen College of Engineering, died Nov. 1, 2019. She was 74.

A Salute to Betty Barr


When Betty Barr joined the college as an assistant professor 40 years ago, times were a little different. The women’s movement had just opened up new opportunities for women professionally, though the field of engineering would take, and will still take, many years to achieve a better balance of females in the engineering workforce.

College Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research

Dean Joseph Tedesco recognized UH Cullen College of Engineering faculty members for outstanding teaching and research during the 2010-2011 academic year at the college's Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting May 3.

Engineering Professors Among Those Honored for Faculty Excellence

The University of Houston honors its faculty each year for their teaching, research and service contributions during the annual UH Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony. Held this year on April 20, five Cullen College of Engineering faculty received high honors for excellence in teaching, research and mentoring, while 17 faculty were recognized for years of service.


Teaching Excellence Award

Professor Honored for Excellence in Advising

Betty Barr, associate professor of electrical and computing engineering, received the 2007 Provost Faculty Advising Award for Excellence. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Betty Barr receives first-ever Provost Faculty Advising Award

With nearly 25 years of experience advising students, Betty Barr, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, has been recognized once again for her dedication to undergraduate advising.

Betty Barr Receives Regional IEEE Outstanding Educator Award

Betty Barr, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, was honored as the 2005 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Outstanding Educator of the Year at the group’s Region 5 Technical, Professional and Student Conference, held in San Antonio from April 7-9.

“It was a surprise to be nominated, much less honored with this award,” Barr said. “I am delighted that the UH student chapter of IEEE wanted to nominate me this year.”