Trine Names Barry Dean of Allen School of Engineering & Computing
By: James Tew - Thursday, August 12, 2021

ANGOLA, IN - Trine University has named distinguished faculty member and chair William Barry, Ph.D., PE, dean of the Allen School of Engineering and Computing.

Barry had served as a professor and chair of the Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Trine since 2019. A member of Trine's civil engineering faculty since 2008, he has chaired the department eight of the past 10 years.

Barry received his Ph.D. in 1998 and promptly moved to Thailand, where in 1999 he started a six-year stint as assistant professor in the structural engineering program of the School of Civil Engineering at the Asian Institute of Technology. From 1998 to 2006, he published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and served two years as structural engineering program coordinator. He also served as primary advisor to more than 25 structural engineering master's degree students.

In 2006, Barry returned to the U.S. with his wife Yanawan and his growing family, with a two-year appointment as visiting professor at Norwich University.

Joining Trine's Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor, Barry was promoted to associate professor in 2009. That same year, he won the first of two McKetta teaching awards and was awarded the Stemples endowed professorship in engineering.

He currently resides in Angola with his wife and four children.


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