Ph.D., Univ. of Connecticut (1998)
M.P.A., Pennsylvania State Univ. (1971)
B.A., Eastern New Mexico Univ. (1968)
Barry Feldman has combined a career of leading large complex organizations and teaching and research. Most recently Barry was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the University of Connecticut for six years (2006-2012). He was also the director of the University of Connecticut’s regional campus in Torrington and Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, July 2012 to July 2013. He also taught in the university’s graduate program of public policy, teaching courses in local government administration; policy analysis; and the introductory course in graduate public policy.
Prior to joining the University of Connecticut in May 2006, Barry was the city manager of West Hartford, Connecticut for twenty-one years. As city manager, he was the chief executive officer of the town, responsible for the overall well being of the community and its day-to-day operations. He served as city manager during what arguably was one of the most important periods in the city’s history. He previously served as city manager in communities in Michigan and Ohio.
Barry and his wife Clare live in West Hartford where they raised their three children, Sara, Benjamin (Trinity 2004), and Alex. Benjamin and Alex were both US Army Ranger trained infantry officers; both sons served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Barry served in the United States Air Force.