Education: George Mason University, PhD and MEd
Interests: Scuba Diving, Gardening (Master Gardener), traveling, Mystery/Sci-Fi literature, Jazz and films.
Dr. Berner’s career includes working overseas in the United Arab Emirates (9 years) and in Saudi Arabia (7) years. During that time, she held university administrative positions (among others) as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs (American University in Dubai), Chair of the Liberal Arts Division (American University in Dubai), Director of Campus (George Mason University, Ras Al Khaimah), and Director of the Women’s Campus (Prince bin Fahad University). Her last position in the Saudi Arabia was as Associate Dean and Senior Business Manager for one of the academic division of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
While Dr. Berner holds a Ph.D. in Education, she has primarily taught courses in Business due in part to her personal business background. She likes to bring in both her academic and business experience to her classroom lectures to help her students see the relevance and application of book-learning and classroom experiences/discussion to real-world experiences.