Professor Barry McMullin, Honoured with AISHE Senior Fellow Award
Prof. Barry McMullin graduated with a BE (Electrical Engineering) degree from University College Dublin, in 1980. He worked as a design engineer in industry until 1987 when he became a Lecturer in the
School of Electronic Engineering in Dublin City University. He received his PhD from the National University of Ireland in May 1993, for his thesis entitled Artificial Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach, which deals with evolutionary methods of developing complex artificial systems.
In February 1999 Barry was appointed as the first DCU Dean of Teaching and Learning, and completed a five year term in January 2004. In this role he was responsible for the development of a wide series of initiatives to enhance the quality of the student learning experience at DCU, including DCU’s adoption of the open-source Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle. Barry also participated in the Colloquium on University Teaching and Learning held at Kilmainham, in December, 1998, and the subsequent initiative to establish the All Ireland Society for Higher Education (AISHE). He served as founding President of AISHE from March 2000 to August 2004, and as a member of of the AISHE Executive Committee up to 2008. He continues as a member of the editorial board of the All Ireland Journal of Higher Education (AISHE-J).
Barry is currently the director of the Rince Institute at DCU, a national research centre focussed on innovation in engineering technologies.