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Adam Barry named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow

The program seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within Southeastern Conference institutions and beyond
Adam Barry

Professor Adam Barry, PhD, of the Texas A&M University School of Public Health, has been selected as one of the university’s four Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows for 2023-2024.

Each year the SEC offers its 14 member schools a unique opportunity to foster potential academic administration talent through fellowships that help prepare faculty leaders for further positions and careers in executive service. The SEC ALDP launched in 2007, and Texas A&M has appointed four fellows each year since joining the SEC in 2012. Program alumni have advanced to serve the university as deans, vice provosts and in other senior administrator roles.

The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program offers participants a unique environment to continue developing leadership skills in partnership with other emerging and talented leaders from across the SEC.

Barry is head of the Department of Health Behavior at the School of Public Health and is a health behavior social scientist with specific training and expertise in alcohol use, alcohol-induced impairment and intoxication. His research spans a variety of content areas associated with the assessment and measurement of alcohol-related behaviors such as impaired driving and intoxication, protective behavioral strategies to minimize intoxication, and measurement of alcohol-related behaviors.

Barry earned his bachelor’s degree in school health and his master’s degree in community health, both from Florida State University. He earned his doctorate in health education in 2007 from Texas A&M. He joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 2014 after serving on the faculty at Purdue University and the University of Florida.

During his career, Barry has provided successful leadership to academic units ranging from 20 to 100 faculty members and managed budgets ranging from $3 million to $14 million. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior and was named a Presidential Impact Fellow at Texas A&M in 2019, one of the most prestigious awards presented by the university.

Barry has received early career distinctions, such as the Society for Public Health Education’s Horizon Award, as well as faculty research awards from his academic departments at the University of Florida and Texas A&M.

Texas A&M ADLP fellows are nominated by deans, vice presidents and associate provosts and participate in a university-level development program designed by each institution for its own fellows along with two SEC-wide, three-day workshops held for all program participants.

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