Carolyn Barry, Ph.D.
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Carolyn Barry, Ph.D., professor of psychology and associate dean of social sciences and graduate programs within Loyola College of Arts and Sciences, received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Educational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Barry’s scholarship is focused on social and self-development during adolescence and emerging adulthood, and she is involved in research focused on emerging adults’ conceptualizations of criteria for adulthood. Dr. Barry has been recognized as one of the most published authors in her field of study, having written a total of 18 emerging adulthood publications—and 38 total publications. “If we can get students engaged in the life of the University from the day they walk on campus, then we will have a much more vibrant campus,”says Dr. Barry, who teaches psychology courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including in Messina, Loyola’s first-year experience.
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