Kevin Barry (BS – Marine Biology, MS, and Ed.S. – Science Education) helps faculty members and teaching assistants with the selection and implementation of pedagogical strategies to enhance teaching and learning. He also works with departments to provide consultation on program assessment and curriculum revision. Kevin serves on a number of University-wide committees. He is an ex officio observer on Academic Council, was elected to a three-year term as Special Professional Faculty representative to the University Committee on Women Faculty and Students in 2010, and is an ex officio member of the University Council for Academic Technologies (UCAT).
Kevin teaches "La telenovela: género, significado cultural y producción estudiantil" each spring. This project-based multidisciplinary course was designed to enhance students' media literacy and language skills while they develop an understanding of the telenovela genre. He has also taught "Applied Multimedia Technology" and "Advanced Multimedia" as a concurrent lecturer in the Computer Applications Program and "Directed Readings in Science Education" and "Introduction to Computers in Education" for the Alliance for Catholic Education Master Program.
Barry was elected to serve as President of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) in fall 2014. He will serve as President Elect beginning in March 2015 and then as President and Past President in subsequent years. He served a 3-year term on the POD Core Committee (Board of Directors) from 2009 through 2012.
Kevin completed the Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Leaders' workshop in July 2012 and co-facilitated SEED Seminars at Notre Dame in 2012/13 and 2013/14. He continues to pursue activities that facilitate the pursuit of inclusive excellence at Notre Dame.
Barry received the College of Arts and Letters Award of Appreciation for Outstanding Service in September 2011 and became a Fellow of the Notre Dame Institute for Latino Studies in February of 2012. In the summer of 2007, he received a Fulbright Senior Specialist Program Grant to spend five weeks working with the Center for Innovation and Quality in Teaching at the University of Talca, Chile. He was a member of the Notre Dame Migration Working Group and was the director, videographer and editor for "Project Mexico Immersion: Confronting Transnational Migration," a short documentary film that examines the relationship between Plymouth Indiana and Santiago Capitiro Mexico.