News: 2023, January 3


Barry to give Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lecture Jan. 25


AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Nancy H. Barry, professor and coordinator of music education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, will give Auburn University’s 2022-23 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. in Grand Hall 2 of the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center.


Nancy Barry, 2022 DGFL

The lecture honors a faculty member who has made significant contributions to graduate education at Auburn University. Barry’s address is titled, “Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy for the 21st-Century Learner.”


“I believe college faculty must broaden curriculum and teaching to support 21st-Century learners, a richly diverse population. Preparing all students for success in a global society and equipping them to think independently and creatively in the face of constantly emerging technological innovations is the central focus of my instructional mission. I feel blessed to enjoy learning with and from my students – they are our future! The Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lecture provides an opportunity to discuss how best to move forward in developing inclusive recruiting practices, mentoring, overcoming systemic biases, and pedagogies supporting a diverse community of 21st-century learners.”


Barry has earned the Master’s degree and Ph.D. in music education, as well as certificates in Electronic Music and Computers in Music from Florida State University. Barry has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent presenter at national and international professional conferences. She served as editor of the Journal of Technology in Music Learning, and currently serves as reviewer for research journals such as Psychology of Music. Barry is an active member of professional organizations such as NAfME and the College Music Society (CMS).  Professional service includes past President of the CMS Southern Chapter, National CMS Secretary from 2016 – 2018, currently co-chairing the CMS Career Development Committee, and serving as a screener for the 2022 and 2023 Grammy Music Educator Award.


Barry, a professor in the College of Education, is the 48th lecturer in the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lecture series, which is jointly sponsored by the Graduate School and the Auburn Alumni Association. Since beginning in the 1975-76 academic year, it has developed into a major university lecture series that fosters a better understanding of the scholarly contributions made by Auburn’s faculty. Nominations for the honor are solicited from the university’s faculty, and the recipient is selected by a committee of graduate faculty members. The lecturer receives a $2,000 award from the Auburn Alumni Association and is recognized at Auburn University’s annual Faculty Awards ceremony.


Following the lecture, a reception with light refreshments will be held in Grand Hall 3 of Brown-Kopel. Students, faculty and members of the community are invited to attend. For more information about the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lecture, visit

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