Margaret M. Bernhard

Peg Bernhard brings together direct teaching and administrative experience in higher education. She has served as an instructor in the classroom, a grant writer in the office of research, and as an administrator in higher education. Her background includes expertise in leadership, innovative curriculum development, and dispute resolution. Currently, Peg is developing a conflict prevention module for future faculty. She has served most recently as Adjunct Instructor, College of Professional Studies, Marquette University. Prior appointments include an assistant professorship at Western Michigan University with instructional focus on health service, in particular substance abuse. Her administrative experience ranges from external relations (College of Business Administration, Marquette University) to Interim Vice Provost (Western Michigan University) with other roles overseeing academic programming and outreach and also overseeing the Michigan Institute for Human Resource Development.

Peg has consulted for the School of Public Affairs and Administration and also the College of Health and Human Services, Western Michigan University, and Value Behavioral Health in Southfield, Michigan. Selected presentations include Mediator Orientations: Demonstrating the Differences, State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2009); The Delphi Method, Department of Sociology Doctoral Students, Kalamazoo, Michigan (2003); Stress Management for Graduate Students, McNair Scholars Workshop, Division of MInority Affairs, Augusta, Michigan (2001); and Grant Writing, Fourteenth Annual Volunteer Symposium, Michigan Hospice Organization, Boyne Mountain, Michigan (1996)

In the past decade, Peg has served in numerous appointed and elected positions. her service includes Marquette Legal Initiative for Nonprofit Corporations (M-LINC) Supervisory Council; Board Member, Make a Difference-Wisconsin; Committee Member, Employer Council, FUEL Milwaukee, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce; Member, Cross-Campus Entrepreneurship Task Force, Marquette University; Committee Member, Innovation Contest, Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Board Member, Guardian, Inc, Kalamazoo and Calhoun County, Michigan; and Comittee Member Enrollment Management Task Force, Western Michigan University.

Academic credentials include a Doctorate in Public Administration (2003, Western Michigan University), a Certificate in Dispute Resolution (2008, Marquette University), a Master of Arts In Education Leadership (1987, Western Michigan University), and a Bachelor of Science (1982, Western Michigan University).