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David Barry


The joint department of Sociology and Social Work allows us to connect the professional and academic, applied and theoretical seamlessly. David Barry teaches in the Department of Sociology and serves as Sociology Internship Field Coordinator IRB Charirperson. His areas of research include sociology of religion, globalization, social theory, post-communist societies and environmental sociology.

On campus, Barry serves as faculty advisor for the Sociology and Social Work Organization. He’s part of the College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium Planning Committee. Barry has been featured in the UW-Stevens Point Community Lecture Series.

He most enjoys seeing students connect the dots between class content and real-world applications during field trips, internships, and their careers.


  • University Leadership Mentor Award, UW-Stevens Point (2019)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UW-Stevens Point (2018)


Barry, David (2020). The relationship between religious nationalism and institutional pride: A case study in post-communist Europe. Journal of Developing Societies, 1-18.


  • Wisconsin Sociological Association, president-elect (2019-present)
  • Institute for Research on Poverty, UW-Madison, member (2018-present)
  • Midwest Sociological Society, member
  • Wisconsin Sociological Association
Associate Professor
Social Justice and Equity Coordinator

SCI B329
(715) 346-4197


Ph.D. - Sociology
Western Michigan University

M.A. - Sociology
Western Michigan University

B.A. - Sociology and History
Albion College


Social Inequality
Sociological Theory
Applied Sociology Practicum
Environmental Sociology