Dr. Julie N. Bernier

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Phone: (603) 535-2230
Fax: (603) 535-2785
Academic Affairs is located in the Speare Administration Building 3rd floor, Room 304

Reports: Athletics, Academic Departments, Center for Active Living and Healthy Communities, Center for the Environment, Center for Rural Partnerships, Center for Student Success, Center for Young Children and Families, College DeansUniversity Studies, Sponsored Programs, Institutional Research, Global EducationGraduate Studies, Lamson Library and Learning Commons, Math Activity Center, Office of Educator PreparationPlymouth Academic Support (PASS), RegistrarUndergraduate Advising, Undergraduate Studies, Writing Center

Professional Information

Dr. Julie Bernier was originally hired in 1988 as assistant athletic trainer, she moved through the ranks as a faculty member, served as athletic training education coordinator, department chair of Health and Human Performance and in 2002 Dr. Bernier was chosen as Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies. In 2006 she took on the role as Interim Provost and VPAA and was formally appointed as provost in 2007.

As a faculty member, Dr. Bernier’s specialty areas were injury assessment, kinesiology/biomechanics, and therapeutic modalities. As a scholar, her research focused on functional ankle instability and neuromuscular control related to proprioception and injury.

In her 28 years at Plymouth State University, Dr. Bernier has served on numerous leadership committees and demonstrated a commitment to promoting student achievement at every level. Bernier has been honored many times for her dedication to teaching and service to the University community. In 2001, she was the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Multimedia Award Winner for outstanding course design, and in 2003 she received PSU’s Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award.

Dr. Bernier earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Keene State College in New Hampshire and her doctorate from the University of Virginia.

In Plymouth Magazine

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Generous Nature

To honor her mother’s memory, Shaughn Bolton established a scholarship to support environmental science and policy students—tomorrow’s environmental leaders.

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Closing the Gap

When Emily Russell ’15CAGS started teaching 16 years ago, she quickly realized that academics were taking a backseat to her students’ social and emotional needs.

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PEOPLE FIRST: The Presidency of Sara Jayne Steen

In her introductory remarks for her first Faculty Day on August 23, 2006, President Steen said, “PSU’s future is something we’ll shape together.” What follows are just some of the many initiatives launched and nurtured during her presidency, as told by the people who worked with her to shape them.