Title: Psychologist, Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Herbert Barry III, PhD, Professor Emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Psychology.
Dr. Barry entered the field as a psychology professor, but has spent much of his career teaching pharmacology and physiology, serving as a principal adviser for PhD dissertations during his time with the University of Pittsburgh. He earned the title of emeritus in 2001, after stepping back from his role as a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the university. He is known for his work with the sociobehavioral subcommittee of the AIDS Research Review Committee of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and for his work with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Barry has been on the board of directors for the Center for Study of Economics since 1988, and is the author of “Donald Trump and Other Presidents who Defeated Nominee of Rival Political Party,” released in 2017.
Born in New York, New York to Herbert Barry II and Lucy Manning Barry, Dr. Barry attended the prestigious Harvard University to earn a BA in 1952, followed by an MS and PhD from Yale University. He was a U.S. Public Health Service and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Fellow, and taught psychology with the University of Connecticut and Yale University. IN 1963, he was welcomed by the University of Pittsburgh, this time as an assistant professor of pharmacology with the School of Pharmacy. Dr. Barry became a field editor of the Journal of Psychopharmacology from 1974 to 1991, and received a Research Scientist Development Award from the NIMH from 1967 to 1977. He was honored with membership in the honor societies Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Barry became the president of the division of psychopharmacology of the American Psychological Association from 1980 to 1981, and is a fellow of the association’s Council of Representatives. He is the recipient of a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award and an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a recognized Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert featured in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World. In his free time, Dr. Barry enjoys a good game of chess.
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