Eric R. Bernstein
Biographical Information

Eric Bernstein is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. Dr. Bernstein holds a joint appointment with the School of Dental Medicine, where he is the Director of Curriculum Advancement.  In a collaborative project with the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Dr. Bernstein also serves as the Associate Director of the Penn Educational Leadership Simulation (PELS) Program.  Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Bernstein was at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, with extensive experience in online and distance learning graduate degree programs.  Before entering higher education, Dr. Bernstein worked as a middle school math and social studies teacher, a middle school assistant principal, and a middle and high school principal.  His research interests include professional development–including the use of simulations for pre-service and in-service educational leadership development, professional education and curriculum development, school discipline policy and social justice in education.