Dr. Linda Berdayes, associate professor of communication and director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MLS) program, earned a BS, MA, and PhD from the Ohio State University. Dr. Berdayes specializes in bringing an interdisciplinary understanding to contemporary uses of communication technologies. She teaches courses on research methods, critical issues in mass communication, communication and new media, as well as mass media law. She has published in the Journal of Communication, presented her work at numerous national and international conferences, and has been an invited reviewer for the journal Communication, Culture, and Critique. Her most recent work focuses on the forming of community through all-night talk radio and the ways in which mobile devices influence daily communication practices.
Office: 313H Lehman Hall
Dr. Lawrence Byrne teaches courses in composition, 19th century British literature, critical theory, film, and in the honors program. Dr. Byrne earned his BA from Loyola University, Chicago, and an MA and PhD from Boston University.
Office: 323 Lehman
Dr. Karen A. Callaghan, professor of sociology and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, earned a BA from La Salle College, and an MA and PhD from the Ohio State University. Dr. Callaghan teaches courses on sociological theory, social justice movements, service-learning, and sociology of race, class, and gender. She has edited a collection of essays on women and beauty, and co-authored a book on the cultural politics of race, violence, and democracy, in addition to publishing several articles on the contemporary family, adolescence, social theory, symbolic violence and images of racial-ethnic identity, and workplace organization and computerization. Her most recent work focuses on education and globalization.
Office: 313 Lehman Hall
Dr. Sean D. Foreman is associate professor of political science at Barry University. He is co-author and co-editor of The Roads to Congress 2010 (Lexington Books 2011) where he wrote the Introduction about the Midterm Elections and a chapter on the 2010 Florida Senate campaign. He wrote "Marco Rubio in Florida: The First Tea Party Senator - Or Not?" in Tea Party Effects on 2010 U.S. Senate Elections: Stuck in the Middle to Lose (Lexington Books, 2011) and about the Florida Districts 21 and 25 U.S. Congressional elections for The Roads to Congress 2008(Lexington Books, 2010).
Dr. Foreman earned a BA in Political Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and his MA in International Studies from Florida International University with a graduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean studies. His teaching interests include American Politics, State and Local Government, and Political Theory.
Dr. Foreman hosts a weekly radio show called World of Politics on Barry's WBRY station. He is a frequent guest on talk radio and television and has been quoted in newspapers and web articles around the world. He is Vice President of the Florida Political Science Association, a statewide professional organization.
Dr. Gary L. Grizzle, associate professor of sociology, earned a BS from Florida International University, an MS from Florida State University, and a PhD from Northwestern University. Grizzle teaches courses on marriage and the family, social psychology, the sociology of art, the sociology of religion, and ethical issues in social science. He has published works on remarriage in the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage; served as a book reviewer for the Western Journal of Black Studies; and served as a manuscript reviewer for Sociological Spectrum. Grizzle currently serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Marriage and Family, Sociological Quarterly, and Sociology of Religion. His latest research interest is anarchist theory.
Office: 33A Lehman Hall
Dr. Elsie M. Miranda, is associate professor of theology at Barry University where she serves as Director of the Master of Arts in Practical Theology as well as Director of Ministerial Formation. Her academic and research interests are in the areas of practical theology, liberating theology (feminist, queer, Latin American theology), inter-culturality and ministerial formation. She has contributed to the edited volume Hispanic Ministry in the 21st Century: Present and Future, (Convivuum Press, 2010) and was co-editor and contributor in Calling for Justice Throughout the World, Catholic Women Theologians on the HIV AIDS Pandemic, (Continuum Press, 2009). Dr. Miranda is an active member of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), a Board member of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the US (ACHTUS), as well as an active member of the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry (AGPIM).
Office: O'Laughlin 233