Dr. Julie N. Bernier

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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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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From Korea with Gratitude

When Dan Lee stepped off the plane in California back in 1990, the 20-year-old South Korean émigré was seeking the American dream. After earning an advanced degree in economics, he accepted a job offer at PSU, believing the small-town New England setting would be a good place to raise his young family. As an associate […]

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Honoring the Past with a Gift for the Future

Together, Kappa brothers celebrate the good times and help each other in times of need. “The friendships with Brothers of Kappa have stayed with me and so many others for all these years,” says Dana Nelson ’69, one of the fraternity’s founding brothers. “This relationship will stay with us the rest of our lives.” To […]

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Giving Back Is Its Own Reward

Servant Leadership: The Key to Business and Success » By most measures, Colin Graham ’01 is a success. But giving back to his alma mater, including the endowment of a university scholarship, provides an opportunity to display the type of leadership that defines him best. Graham counts success as finding whatever feeds one’s heart and […]