Bernie Potvin

Faculty Member
I am an educator and leader of educators, with experiences as a school and university administrator, pastor, university professor, classroom teacher and educational technical advisor and consultant for government and non-governmental organisations and external evaluator for university programs. I have designed and led in the implementation of two accredited Bachelor of Education degree programs in Alberta and was appointed Associate Dean for both programs-Concordia University of Edmonton and Ambrose University in Calgary. I have been a school Superintendent and Principal in an alternative school in the Palliser School Division in Alberta. In addition, I have 9 years of K-12 teaching experience. I have formulated policy at national and provincial levels, most recently a national policy titled Credentialing Framework for Teachers in Afghanistan. I have completed other educational related contracts with government and nongovernmental organisations-written reports from design phase through to final reports on teacher certification, program development and needs assessment and designed needs assessment reports for projects in twelve other global settings. I have co-authored 3 books and have research interests that include assessment and evaluation, creating hybrid and blended courses based on principles of effective classroom and group dynamics, concept formation, performance anxiety. I have either supervised or been an examiner (both internal/external as well as external) for over sixty graduate students. I am currently engaged in a case study with six leaders in global initiatives promoting justice. I am co-founder of Old Guys in Action, a humanitarian group that promotes learning, engagement, networking, and fund raising for charities. I am married to Ann (39 years and counting) and am a father of three grown children and ‘pop’ to four grandchildren.