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Andrew BarclayVisiting Instructor


Founder & Advisory Board Chair, Barton Child Law & Policy Center
Statistician, Fostering Court Improvement

Andy and his wife Michelle Barclay, in partnership with Emory's School of Law, founded and endowed the Barton Center to advocate for research-based policy and to encourage students from all disciplines into public-interest career paths.

Andy works as a full-time volunteer technical consultant, providing technological and statistical support to Georgia non-profit and governmental agencies. He has worked in computing for over forty years, in both the for-profit and the public sectors. He has expertise in hardware and software engineering, high performance computing, digital signal processing, database design, data analysis, statistics, and public health. Andy retired from for-profit work in information technology in the late 1990s, and now spends nearly all of his time as a volunteer. Andy served for four years as the Chief Justice's appointee to the board of the Georgia Technology Authority and twelve years on the board of Georgia's Governor's Office for Children and Families.

Andy holds masters degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering from Stanford University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He has partnered with the QTM department to teach capstone projects related to improving child welfare in the state of Georgia.


  • QTM 498R: Quantitative Sciences Capstone