Dirk Barram was a Professor and Dean of George Fox College/University starting in 1986. In 1991 he became the Vice President for the Graduate and Continuing studies and in 1997 he became the Vice President for Academic Affairs. In 2004 he won the Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Teaching. From 2011-2014 he served as Dean of the College of Business. Barram still works for George Fox University as a Professor of Business, continuing to inspire GFU students as he had for the past 30 years.