Counselors

School Counselors

You serve as an important link between prospective Pitt students and the University. Helping students make the right college choice is complicated, and each of us in higher education is as unique as the students that you counsel. We thank you for supporting future Pitt Panthers and for your partnership with Pitt.

Barry Duerr

School Counselor Relations Team

Barry Duerr

Barry is the Associate Director of Admissions and has been a member of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid Team for more than 22 years. He is a graduate of Allegheny College (Meadville, PA), and earned his MA in Counseling and Educational Psychology from Slippery Rock University. He was born, raised and has lived his entire life in the Pittsburgh area. There is not much he enjoys more than baseball and his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates. Barry can be contacted at 412-624-7173 or duerrb@pitt.edu.

Steven Zyra

School Counselor Relations Team

Steven Zyra

Steven is an Assistant Director and native of the city of Pittsburgh, growing up just about 20 minutes away from campus. He came to Pitt in 2011 and graduated in December of 2014 with a degree in History and Communication. During his time at Pitt, Steven was a Resident Assistant, as well as a Peer Advisor in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Advising Center. He is a proud Pitt Panther and enjoys helping prospective students realize all that Pitt has to offer. Steven can be reached at 412-648-1290 or sjz9@pitt.edu.