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.
In 2012 she was appointed as the chair of the USNH Academic Technology Steering Committee.
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.