He earned a bachelor's degree in English language and literature. Since Princeton disallows double majors,  he earned two certificates of proficiency  in American Studies and African American Studies, respectively.
By the time Jarrett graduated from Princeton, he had won an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies and decided to pursue doctoral study in English language and literature at Brown University. As Jarrett was finishing his doctorate at Brown, he received job offers to be an assistant professor of English from Boston University and the University of Maryland, College Park.
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In , Jarrett chose the University of Maryland to start his career as a professor. He earned tenure there within five years, by the age of Upon receiving tenure at the University of Maryland, Boston University reached out again. The offer of a tenured professorship in the English Department, with a joint appointment in the Program in African American Studies, finally lured him to BU. Over the course of his career Jarrett has served in academic administration.
As Associate Dean for the Humanities, Jarrett regularly lobbied as a Massachusetts delegate of the National Humanities Alliance on Capitol Hill for greater federal funding of the humanities, which had for years been contending with threatened budget cuts. Slashing the support of these endowments would undercut the robust educational apparatus, with its attention to the diverse and free expression of ideas, that has distinguished our civic society since the Congressional creation of these endowments in The conclusion of the report prompted the University to appoint a University-wide associate provost for faculty diversity and inclusion and equivalent officers in each of BU's schools and colleges.
Jarrett has recently completed writing a comprehensive biography of Paul Laurence Dunbar , the Dayton-born African American poet of the turn of the 20th century. The three books written by Jarrett have spawned eight additional books of African American literature and literary criticism,  the Wiley-Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature, the first comprehensive anthology of African American literature to be conceived and published for both classroom and online education in the new millennium.
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