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Thessalenuere Bernard, Ph.D.
Research Development Officer, Office of the Dean
Secondary Dept CEHD Research and Developement
Office#: 209 HEATON
Mail Stop: 4241
Office Phone: (979) Forthcoming
Short Bio
Thessalenuere (Thess) Bernard, Ph.D. joins Texas A&M as a Research Development Officer in CERD. Dr. Bernard holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Sociology from NC Central University and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University.

Dr. Bernard brings a wealth of experiences across academic and corporate environments including having served as the Director of an EPSCoR grant and Caribbean Green Technology Center at the University of the Virgin Islands; Associate Director of a CDC funded grant at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Assistant Director for a NSF ADVANCE-IT grant at Rutgers University; and Associate Research Director/Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

She began her academic career as a Research Assistant Professor at NC A&T State University and has also been an adjunct instructor at the University of Arkansas and the University of Houston and an Extension Specialist at the University of Kentucky.

As a corporate professional, Dr. Bernard spent time at Walmart's Corporate Home Office leading the Measurement and Evaluation efforts for Talent Development and as a Senior Manager on the Global People Analytics' Team. She loves to dance and travel as well as attend sporting events and cultural festivals with her husband.
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