Philip Bernhardt

Degree: Ed.D.

Professor and Associate Director of the Honors Program

Department: School of Education

Philip Bernhardt


Education Teacher Education


  • Backwards design
  • General instructional practices (planning, assessment, classroom management)
  • Curricular alignment with state/common core standards
  • Formative assessment
  • Performance-based assessment
  • Project-based learning
  • New teacher induction
  • Effective instructional practices
  • New teacher mentoring and preparation
  • Social studies as a subject area
  • Teacher retention


Philip E. Bernhardt, Ph.D., is a Professor of Secondary Education and Associate Director of the Honors Program. Bernhardt’s areas of expertise include barriers to higher education, academic tracking, co-taught classrooms, teacher professional development and curriculum design and assessment. 

Bernhardt has spent over two decades working in public schools, including eight years as a secondary social studies teacher working in co-taught classrooms.

Bernhardt co-authored Digital Citizenship: Promoting Wellness for Thriving in a Connected World, a textbook designed to help secondary students better understand and address the unintended consequences of the habitual use of the internet and social media. He also published two edited texts focusing on the systematic ways in which childhood trauma and resiliency development are being addressed in the preparation of teachers. One of these texts was nominated for the 2023 Gloria Ladson Billing Outstanding Book Award, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).

Bernhardt earned his M.A.T in Social Studies Education from Boston University and received his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from George Washington University in Washington, DC. 


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