Barry Banfield Adams is a Prof Emeritus from the Department of English at Cornell University. As a distinguished scholar of the humanities with a deep commitment to undergraduate education, Barry Adams' tenure in the Department of English spanned 38 years. His essays on medieval and renaissance drama have appeared in many professional journals, and he was a contributor to a volume titled Teaching Shakespeare. During his Cornell Career, he served as vice provost, chairman of the English department, chairman of the University Faculty Library Board, and served on the Faculty Council of Representatives. In 1976, Boston College awarded him a Presidential Bicentennial Award for personal dedication, excellence and service.