Andrew Bernier

Andrew Bernier , PHD

Asst Professor - Educator

STEM and Sustainability Education

Teachers College

CECH Curriculum & Instruction - 0022

Professional Summary

Andrew Bernier, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor - Educator of STEM and Sustainability Education. He oversees the certificate programs of STEM and Sustainability Education (graduate) and Education for Sustainability (undergraduate). He also teaches courses in the Curriculum & Instruction M.Ed. program and serves to connect campus and community partners for sustainability education initiatives.

He was a secondary classroom teacher for 6 years teaching sustainability, biology, and general science courses. He also managed an afterschool youth media center after working as a science and innovation senior field correspondent for NPR member station KJZZ in Phoenix, AZ.

Faculty and Scholar Affiliations:

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B.A.: Ithaca College Ithaca, NY, 2007 (Environmental Studies)

M.Ed.: Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ, 2010 (Secondary Education with Certification: Science)

Ph.D.: Prescott College Prescott, AZ, 2015 (Sustainability Education)

Positions and Work Experience

2018 -2020 Affiliate Faculty, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, School of Education, Stevens Point, WI

2014 -2016 Adjunct Faculty, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ

2018 -2020 Associate Faculty & Senior Fellow, Arizona State University School of Sustainability, Tempe, AZ

2017 -2020 Manager, Editorial Instruction and Broadcast Production, News Director, SPOT 127 - Rio Salado College Division of Public Service, Tempe, AZ

2014 -2016 Senior Field Correspondent: Science and Innovation,, KJZZ (NPR Member Station), Tempe, AZ

2021 -2022 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


Peer Reviewed Publications

Bernier, A. & Fowler, R. H (2020. ) Teens in a Digital Desert: Digital Media Literacy in an Arizona OST Program .Afterschool Matters, , 33 ,

Bernier, A. (2020. ) Wanting to Share: How Integration of Digital Media Literacy Supports Student Participatory Culture in 21st Century Sustainability Education .The Journal of Sustainability Education, , 24 ,

Bernier, A. (2018. ) How Systems Thinking in Sustainability Education Can Meet the Call of Critical Pedagogy .The Journal of Sustainability Education, , 18 ,

Bernier, A. (2012. ) Youth Voices in Sustainability .Sustainability: Journal of Record, , 5 (4 ) ,226

Bernier, A. (2017. ) From Linear Industrial Structures to Living Systems: A Design Shift in Education for Sustainability .Education Sciences, , 7 (43 ) ,

Book Chapter

Bernier, A. (2019 ) Sustainability Storytelling is Not Just Telling Stories About Sustainability Encyclopedia of the World's Biomes .(pp. 430).Elsevier (Author)

Victoria Carr, Debra Harwood, Andrew Bernier and Martín Bascopé (2024 ) Opportunities for early childhood education for sustainability in the Americas Young Children and the Environment Early Education for Sustainability .(pp. 274).Cambridge University Press (Co-Author)

Electronic Journal

Bernier, A. (2020. ) Explainer: What is a Tipping Point? And Why Should I Care? .Ensia,


Invited Presentations

Bernier, A. (10-2022. ) SySTEM READy: Transforming a Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate .North American Association for Environmental Education, Virtual. Conference. . Level:International

Bernier, A. (10-2022. ) For Future Generations: Toward Environmental, Social, and Economic Sustainability .Faculty Enrichment Center, University of Cincinnati. UC. . Level:University

Event Organized

2024 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit

2024 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit Conference 05-02-2024 05-02-2024 Cincinnati, OH Level:Regional

Mid-Atlantic Association of Science Teacher Education

Mid-Atlantic Association of Science Teacher Education Conference 09-29-2022 10-01-2022 West Portsmouth, OH Level:Regional

Honors and Awards

2022 Faculty Sustainability Award UC President’s Advisory Council on Environment and Sustainability

Post Graduate Training and Education

2016-2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow,, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute for Sustainability, Arizona State University, , Tempe, AZ

Courses Taught

Integrating STEM into Practice Level:Graduate

Improving Instructional Effectiveness Level:Graduate

The Role of Teachers in a Democratic Society Level:Graduate

Introduction to Education for Sustainability Level:Undergraduate

STEM and Sustainability Education Level:Graduate

Curriculum & Instruction Capstone Thesis Level:Graduate