When you choose Barry, you choose an exceptional education delivered by extraordinary faculty. We look for frontline teachers who are passionate about what they do. Over 80 percent of our faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree available in their field of expertise; many have received distinguished recognition or won prominent awards.
Outside of sharing their expertise, our faculty is dedicated to promoting equality, diversity, social justice, humility, and altruism, holding the belief that everyone can have a voice through education.
Dr. Marie-Michele Beauchesne
Assistant Professor of Management
"I've always had a passion for both education and business. I taught my first course while completing my PhD, and it was clear from the beginning it was the right profession for me. I love getting to know my students and sharing my experience with them."
Dr. Bruce Payne
Professor of Finance
"I wanted to teach, become heavily engaged in research, and share the results of that research with students, colleagues, and others."
Dr. Michael Tyler
Professor of Accounting
"I expect my students to learn and become comfortable with accounting—the language of business. I want my students to appreciate the value of accounting to business decision-making."
Dr. Yun Wang
Assistant Professor of Economics
"I enjoy the classroom environment and I am passionate about helping my students."
Dr. Lilia C. DiBello
Associate Professor of Education
"No one can take away the knowledge you gain from studying and learning – stay focused and diligent about completing what you start."
"I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my parents. Even though I saw how hard they worked, the satisfaction they felt when they impacted students' lives was very inspiring."
Dr. Susan Hildebrand
Assistant Professor of Education, Special Education
"When working with individuals with exceptionalities, you must balance their needs against the obstacles so often present . . . remember your student comes first!"
Dr. Carmen L. McCrink
Professor and Program Director of Educational Leadership and Higher Education Administration
"I believe that those of us who choose higher education administration as a profession have a commitment to provide access to all who wish to pursue a postsecondary education."
Dr. Heidi Whitford
"The desire to become an agent of change within a higher education institution, while cultivating professional standards of higher education, leadership qualities, and skillful evaluation and assessment, will be a key factor that will strengthen your pursuit of a career in higher education."
Dr. Carter Winkle
"We at Barry U. have a vested interest in your achieving the educational goals you have set for yourself, but we also recognize that every student learns differently. That's why we offer programs through a variety of modalities: fully online; blended/hybrid; accelerated; face-to-face, etc."
Public Administration Faculty
Dr. Margaret Leigh Broxton Bragg
Associate Professor of Public Administration
"I have always felt that education is the path to changing one’s life. Through my teaching, I am afforded the opportunity to equip people with the ability to change their lives. I am rewarded everyday with my students’ success."
Dr. Carole Humberman
Associate Dean/Assistant Professor
"I believe that higher education provides every individual with a pathway to income and social equity. Education is the great socio-economic equalizer."
Dr. Richard Gary Orman
Professor of Public Administration
"Be prepared for a very vigorous learning experience."
Dr. Sandra Schrouder
Associate Professor of Public Administration
"Stay focused, manage your time, persevere, and enjoy the journey because it will end very soon!"
Dr. Eric Smith
The quality that makes someone particularly successful in the field of public administration is commitment to public service."
Dr. Stephen E. Sussman
Associate Dean/Associate Professor
"A successful public administrator recognizes how the various functions of the organization depend on one another, and how changes in any one part can affect all the others."
Dr. James Talerico
Academic Coordinator and Assistant Professor
"After working in a professional non-academic career environment for several years, I decided to use my skills to assist various faculty and students to enhance their professional goals in life"
Dr. Alvaro Carreras, Jr.
Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator – Administration
"There is no greater joy than sharing knowledge - especially when students graduate and tell you what an impact you have had on them."
Associate Dean/Associate Professor – Emergency Management
"I think that this online program is perfect for the working professional who is interested in furthering their career in emergency management or making a career change into the field. This program is specifically tailored to be flexible, fitting into the schedule of public safety professionals."
"Do not be intimidated. Pursue your goals; they ARE achievable. Education is never a waste of time."
Dr. Marilyn Marjorie Marousek
Associate Professor Human Resources and Administration
"I would like my students to take away new knowledge and understanding of organizational concepts that they can apply in their own careers."
Dr. Michael J. Provitera
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
"Students apply what they learn as they learn and constantly evolve with new knowledge and new perspectives of managerial implication."
"It is my hope that each of my students will leave my writing classes well-prepared to communicate clearly and effectively, with the skills necessary to be an integral and intellectual contributor to any working environment."
Dr. Carol Warner
Associate Professor of Mathematics & Academic Coordinator for Mathematics and Science
"I want my students to take their online math course with an open mind - looking forward to learning something interesting - not just something useful."
Academic Coordinator & Associate Professor, Health Services Administration
"I want my students to understand the ever-changing world of healthcare administration from a political, regulatory, social, technological, and economic standpoint—and the significant impact they can have if they consider all options from a strategic perspective."
Dr. Anita Zavodska
Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences
"Teaching allows me to interact and engage with people, which I enjoy tremendously, while giving me the opportunity to increase their awareness and knowledge about the environmental issues that we face today."