Dr. Julia M. Bernard is the inaugural Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion of Norwich University. She has a Ph.D., Master of Science, and bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. She has worked in diversity for 20 years and has a certificate in in Leading for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. She also has a certificate in Ecopsychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Clinical Fellow in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a Certified Family Life Educator, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Leave No Trace Master Educator. In higher education accreditation, she serves on the Executive Board as the secretary on the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE) and as an evaluation team member for the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). She also sits on the Executive Board for Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE). She has published on sibling relationships, ethics, poverty, resilience, microaggressions, race, and Trauma Informed Care.   At Norwich University, she heads the Office of IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Support) and sits on the President’s Cabinet. She oversees the Counseling and Wellness Center, the Title IX Office, the Campus Climate Committee, ADA compliance, and conducts diversity initiatives and trainings that are being built on Norwich values. She is on the LEAD (Leadership Education Advisory Directors) Team for the new Center for Leadership.

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