Kevin Barry (BS – Marine Biology, MS, and Ed.S. – Science Education) serves as the Senior Director of the ND Learning team that partners with instructors to design and produce effective and inclusive learning experiences.
Kevin accompanies instructors as they design courses and select and implement pedagogical strategies to enhance teaching and learning. He also consults with departments on program assessment and curriculum revision. Kevin is an ex officio observer on Academic Council, and is an ex officio member of the University Council for Academic Technologies (UCAT). He served as the Special Professional Faculty representative to the University Committee on Women Faculty and Students from 2010 through 2016.
Kevin teaches "La telenovela: género, significado cultural y producción estudiantil" each spring. This project-based multidisciplinary course was designed enhance students' media literacy and language skills while they develop an understanding of the telenovela genre.
Barry served on the executive committee of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD Network) from March 2015 through March 2018 as President Elect, President, and Past President. He served a 3-year term on the POD Network 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 2012. In 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.