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Council member Tim Barth


Dr. Tim Barth was elected to the City Council in May 2006 and re-elected five times. He served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2011-2012.

He was born in Olean, New York. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University, then went on to attain a Masters Degree at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He then received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Barth's areas of expertise are in behavioral neuroscience and ethical decision-making. He has published over 30 original research papers and book chapters, most of which evaluate various factors that may influence recovery after brain injury.

After finishing his doctorate, Dr. Barth worked as a visiting scientist at the Merck Sharp and Dohme Neuroscience Research Centre in Harlow, England and then for two years at the National Institute of Mental Health. After leaving NIMH, he came back to Texas and accepted a faculty position at Texas Christian University in 1990. He is currently serving as Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies at TCU. Dr. Barth teaches courses in neuroscience, psychology, problem-solving, and ethical decision-making, and helped TCU develop an undergraduate program in the Psychology of Leadership.

Dr. Barth is a member of the STAR Community Index Education and the Arts & Community Technical Advisory Committee. Dr. Barth served as the Chair of the North Central Texas Clean Air Coalition Business Community Outreach Committee and a member of the National Leagues of Cities Energy Environmental and Natural Resources Policy Committee.

Dr. Barth has lived in North Richland Hills for over 20 years and has been a resident of HomeTown for 14 years. He has been married to his wife, Victoria, for 21 years and has two daughters (Ginger and Chelsea) and one son (Dylan). Tim and Victoria are members of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church.