Kelly Barry began her career at Loyola in 2002 teaching for the paralegal program. Prior to joining Loyola, Kelly worked for various Chicago law firms. In the time since she joined the Loyola staff, Kelly has taught over one hundred sections of six different paralegal courses, using her experience to assist countless Loyola students in their studies. Currently, she uses her extensive knowledge in designing and implementing curricula in her job as an Instructional Designer for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS). In addition to her responsibilities as an instructional designer, Kelly is also a Senior Lecturer for the paralegal program.
In her role in SCPS, Kelly assists faculty with major changes in their online and blended course development. Kelly, along with the rest of the SCPS team, wants to ensure that their students consistently have the highest quality experience in all of their courses. In order to make this happen, she has served on the Academic Technologies Committee and participated in numerous pilots of new and innovative technologies being considered at Loyola. She has helped FCIP extensively with our Online Teaching Course and works closely with instructional designers from other academic units to investigate and implement new teaching approaches.
Kelly truly loves her job and finds happiness working with the diverse SCPS faculty. She considers it an honor to have the opportunity to collaborate on projects with colleagues, whom she describes as “brilliant, caring, and wonderful.” Her dedication to her work and love for Loyola’s staff and students make her an especially appropriate nominee for “Recognizing Excellence” and a wonderful addition to the university as a whole.