Prior to joining the faculty in the Leadership Department at Andrews University, Hinsdale Bernard served as assistant and associate professor of education, having taught classes in educational administration, developmental psychology, and educational research at Cleveland State University (CSU) for seven years. He comes to Andrews University with a rich background in fostering collaboratives, having served as coordinator, then director of research for the Comer Midwest Regional Professional Development Center--a consortium involving the nationally acclaimed Yale School Development Program (Comer Project), Cleveland State University, the Cleveland Public Schools, and the Harvard Business School Club. Prior to his tenure at CSU, Hinsdale served as the Coordinator for the Academic Support and Advising Services and later as a Research Assistant in the Center for Statistical Services at Andrews University.
Hinsdale’s foundation to a career in education began as a science and math teacher and science chair in private and public secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago and the U.S. Virgin Islands for over 16 years. Adding his stint as an adult education instructor in Trinidad and Tobago and adult education (GED) instructor and substitute teacher in Southwest Michigan schools gives Hinsdale over 20 years experience as an educator at the secondary level.
Hinsdale earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Andrews University and the University of the Virgin Islands, respectively. He received a graduate Dip.Ed. in Science Education and a B.Sc. in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of the West Indies. Currently Hinsdale specializes mainly in quantitative research methodologies. His main research interests span the areas of diligence (motivation), expectancy theory, and systems theory applied to behavior management in school settings. He has developed diligence inventories for most developmental levels and has collaborated with colleagues in several universities and school districts in the U.S. and other foreign countries.