On The Cover

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe '96
concludes his official visit to Vietnam
on Dec. 18, 2012.

2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Success of the Barry Athletics Model

Campus Democracy Project

Spring 2013, Volume 18, Number 1

Campus Currents I Spotlight On Sports I Barry Beat I Features


Faculty Focus

Dr. M. Sylvia Fernandez has been appointed associate dean for the Clinical Practice Division in the Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE). Fernandez will provide oversight to the CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited counseling programs offered in Miami Shores and in Orlando, the National Association of School Psychologists approved School Psychology program offered in Miami Shores, and will be responsible for the development and implementation of a multidisciplinary comprehensive diagnostic educational center in ADSOE.


Dr. Andrea Allen was named interim dean of the School of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE). Allen earned a PhD in psychology with a concentration in life span developmental science from Florida International University. She is also a licensed mental health counselor who has produced numerous publications and presentations on traumatic stress, and disaster response and preparedness. A member of the Barry community since 2005, Allen has held a faculty position, served as interim Associate dean and most recently as associate dean for academic and student affairs, all in ACE.


Dr. Phyllis Scott, a member of the Barry community since 2001, was named dean of the School of Social Work. Scott, who had been serving as interim dean, taught courses in the graduate program and was the director of the master’s degree in social work program. She served as associate dean for two years prior to her appointment as interim dean. She earned her MSW and Ph.D. from the Barry University School of Social Work.


Dr. Darlene Kluka was named dean of the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences (HPLS) after serving one year as the school’s interim dean. Kluka has been with the University since 2008 and has a doctorate from Texas Women’s University in physical education — motor learning, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in human movement sciences — port management.


Dr. John McFadden was named interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences. As the interim dean, McFadden now oversees the administration of nearly 20 degree programs and specializations. A member of the Barry community since 1998, McFadden was the program director of the Master of Science Program in anesthesiology from 2005 to 2008, and most recently served as the associate dean and chair for the Division of Clinical and Administrative Health Science Programs. He earned a Ph.D. in nursing from Barry in 2008 and has been licensed in nurse anesthesia since 1996.


Neelum Arya and Kevin Leske have joined the Barry Law School faculty. Arya taught Law Office Practice and Professional Responsibility in the fall and is teaching Criminal Law and Legislation this spring. Leske taught Civil Procedure and Climate Change in the fall and currently teaches Civil Procedure and Environmental Law.

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