Notre Dame News | January 5, 2015
Kevin Barry, director of the University of Notre Dame’s Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, was elected president of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education at its Fall 2014 annual conference.
Founded in 1975 and with more than 1,800 current members, POD is the premier educational development organization in the United States. POD advocates for the enhancement of teaching and learning through faculty and organizational development and provides professional support and services to its members via conferences and publications. It also works to educate others in academia about the need for, and importance of, the study of how students learn and best practices for professors who teach.
Kevin, who joined the Kaneb Center in 2001 and was appointed director on July 1, 2012, will use his new role to continue raising the visibility of teaching and learning research. He will serve as president elect from March 2015 through February 2016, president from March 2016 through February 2017, and past president from March 2017 through February 2018. Barry previously served on the POD Network’s Core Committee (board of directors) and as co-chair of its annual conference.