Loyola University Maryland


Carolyn M. Barry, Ph.D.

Carolyn BarryAssociate Dean for Social Sciences and Graduate Programs, Loyola College of Arts & Sciences

Email: cbarry@loyola.edu
Phone: 410-617-5325
Office: Humanities Center 236B


  • B.S. (Psychology, minors in Sociology, Spanish, & Secondary Education, summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa) - Ursinus College
  • Ph.D. (Human Development, specialization in Educational Psychology) - University of Maryland, College Park

Courses Taught

  • PY 101 - Introductory Psychology*
  • PY 241D - Child Development*
  • PY 242D - Adolescent Development*
  • PY 243D - Adult Development*
  • PY 244D - Lifespan Development*
  • PY 664 - Advanced Developmental Psychology: Lifespan

"D" indicates courses that meet the Diversity course requirement
* indicates courses that meet the Service-Learning requirement


  • Connors, J. K.*, & Barry, C. M. (2023). Substance use disorder prevention among sexual and gender minority youth. Modern Psychological Studies, 29(1), Article 4. [link]
  • Barry, C. M., Nelson, L. J., & Abo-Zena, M. M. (2022). Religiousness in adolescence and emerging adulthood. In R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia on adolescence (3rd ed.). Springer. [doi]
  • Morgan, C. H.*, & Barry, C. M. (2022). Psychosocial development of child survivors of Hurricane Katrina: An evaluation of research. The Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, 28, 27-35.
  • Alexander, A. J., Bechhofer, J.*, Barry, C. M., Prenoveau, J. M., & Kotchick, B. A. (2021). The association between mothering behaviors and empathy in European-American and Asian-American emerging adults. Current Psychology, 40(7). [doi]
  • Schiro, I. N.**, Barry, C. M., Coiro, M. J., & Quickel, E. J. W. (2021). Latinx emerging adults' religious identity, ethnic identity, and psychological well-being. Religions, 12(12), 1073. [doi]
  • Barry, C. M., Christofferson, J. L.**, Boorman, E. P.**, & Nelson, L. J. (2020). Profiles of religiousness, spirituality, and psychological adjustment in emerging adults. Journal of Adult Development, 27, 201-211. [doi]
  • Shank, F. A.*, Petrarca, K. A.*, & Barry, C. M. (2019). Child outcomes of having a parent with an AUD. Modern Psychological Studies, 25(1), 1-25. [link]
  • Barry, C. M., Prenoveau, J. M., & Morgan, C. H.* (2018) Do emerging adults learn what they live? The frequency and importance of childhood family faith activities on emerging adults' prosocial behavior toward family, friends, and strangers. Emerging Adulthood, 6(6), 411-421. [doi]
  • Barry, C. M., Madsen, S. D., & DeGrace, A.** (2015). Growing up with a little help from their friends in emerging adulthood. In J. J. Arnett (Ed.), The Oxford handbook on emerging adulthood (pp. 215-299). Oxford University Press. [doi]
  • Barry, C. M., & Abo-Zena, M. M. (Eds.). (2014). Emerging adults' religiousness and spirituality: Meaning-making in an age of transition. Oxford University Press. [doi]

*denotes undergraduate co-author
**denotes graduate co-author

Areas of Specialization

Research interests include social and self-development during adolescence and emerging adulthood. Current ongoing research projects include emerging adults’ conceptualizations of criteria for adulthood and their relation to self-perceptions; temperament; spirituality; close relationships with parents, romantic partners, and friends; and marriage readiness.

Noor Abd-Allah


Noor knew Loyola’s Psy.D. program would provide the individualized attention and clinical experiences that would allow her to flourish as a clinician