Brock E. Barry, P.E., Ph.D., F.ASCE, an associate professor and mechanics group director in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, has been elevated to the status of Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Barry, prior to pursuing a career in academics, spent 10 years as a senior geotechnical engineer and project manager on projects throughout the United States. He is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states whose areas of research include assessment of professional ethics, teaching and learning in engineering education, nonverbal communication, and learning through historical engineering accomplishments. He has authored and coauthored a significant number of journal articles and book chapters on these topics.
Within ASCE, Barry serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, and is a member of both the Body of Knowledge 3 Task Committee and the Committee on Ethical Practice. As well, he currently serves as vice-chair of the National Institute for Engineering Ethics, chair of the Civil Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, and member of the Executive Committee of the Superintendent’s Honor Review Committee at West Point. He also works for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Civil Engineering Examination Development Committee.
Barry is very active in his local community: he is a leader in the local Cub Scout Pack, a leader in the local Boy Scout Troop, a lacrosse coach, and a little league coach. An avid outdoorsman, he also annually teaches the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hunter Safety Course.
He recently was recognized with the U.S. Army Superior Civilian Service Award.
Barry holds a bachelor of science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, a master of science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. He lives with his wife of 15 years and two young sons.