Brian Berry



PhD, Psychological Studies in Education, Temple University

Courses Taught

-Introduction to Teaching in a Diverse Society
-Introduction to Special Education
-Special Education Systems
-Developmental and Remedial Math
-Integration of Regular and Special Education
-Management Strategies
-Student Teaching in Special Education
-Ethical and Moral Decision Making
Graduate – Masters:
- Transition from School to Adult Life
- Introduction to Special Education
- Instruction for Individuals with Significant Disabilities
- Research Issues in Special Education
- Introduction to Research in Education
- Seminar in High Risk Learners
- Seminar in Field Based Research
- Supervised Field Experience
Graduate – Doctoral:
- Leadership and Special Education
- History, Research and Law: Fundamentals for an Inclusive Society

Teaching Focus/Philosophy

Areas of professional attention have included inclusive education, transition to adult life for learners with disabilities and the changes needed in higher education/personnel preparation in order to maximize the promises of quality education for all.

Recent Presentations/Publications

-Berry, B. (2007, March). Thoughts about the scholarship of application. Paper presented at Holy Family University's First Annual Boyer Conference on Scholarship, Philadelphia, PA.

-Bryen, D., Berry, B., & Creegan, P. (2004). Toward change in teacher preparation. A case study in change. Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, 3, (Fall), 46-51.

-Berry, B. & Ryan, N. (2000). Building the bridge to adult life: Transition planning. In IDEA:Honor the Past...Imagine the future: Volume 1 (pp 338-343). Mechanicsburg, PA: Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

-Berry, B. (2000). Dissertation defense: What is expected. In F. Pyrczak (Ed.) Completing your thesis or dissertation: Professors share their techniques or strategies. Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.


Awards and Honors

2013 Patricia J. Creegan Award for Excellence in Inclusive Education
Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition

2012 Ray L. Taylor Memorial Award for Faculty Development
International Studies in Disability Education - Holy Family University

2005 Ray L. Taylor Memorial Award for Faculty Development
Educational Leadership through New Forms of Communication and Collaboration - Holy Family University

2004 Ray L. Taylor Memorial Award for Faculty Development
Critical Best Practices for the Advanced Practice Track: M.Ed. in Special Education - Holy Family University

2002 Ray L. Taylor Memorial Award for Faculty Development
Increasing Expertise in the Preparation of Educators for Inclusive Schools
Holy Family College


Brian Berry
Office: NWT 214
Phone: 267-341-4042