Brady Barr


School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award (2017)
School of Education
B.S., 1987


National Geographic reptile expert Brady Barr has dedicated his life to informing the public about the wonders of the natural world. In over 20 years, Barr has traveled to more than 80 countries for National Geographic Television to host over 100 wildlife documentaries -- more than anyone else in National Geographic's history.

Barr received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University in 1987 and launched his teaching career at North Central High School in Indianapolis, teaching subjects like zoology, biology, and earth and life sciences. He went on to receive a Master of Science in 1994 and a doctorate in biology in 1997 from the University of Miami. He is married to Mei Len Sanchez-Barr, a marine biologist and educator; together they founded and run Ecoadventures, a hands-on learning center for children in Maryland.