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Dr. M. Bernadette Carter Named Professor Emerita

June 18, 2012

Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. M. Bernadette Carter, recently retired from Cheyney University. At a dinner hosted in her honor on June 8,  she was recognized for her many contributions to Cheyney University.   

An alumnus of Cheyney University who graduated with honors, Dr. Carter earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with a secondary in Mathematics from Cheyney University.  She earned a Doctorate in Mathematics Education from Temple University and a Certificate of Completion from Harvard University’s Management Development Program. In 1976, she began a long and illustrious career at Cheyney University as an Admissions Counselor/Recruiter.  Other responsibilities followed, including service as a Counselor in the Freshman Studies Program, and then an Assistant Professor of Guidance and Counseling.

Dr. Carter taught Mathematics from 1990 to 2007, starting as an Assistant Professor and rising to the rank of Professor in 2005. Subsequently she served as Interim Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and then Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs before returning to her present role as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. In addition, Dr. Carter is a published researcher on the comparative effectiveness of various instructional methods in remedial mathematics.

In her tribute to Dr. Carter, Cheyney University President Michelle Howard-Vital said, "Dr. Bernadette Carter has tirelessly served Cheyney University throughout the years by serving on over a dozen administrative bodies and has represented Cheyney University in several math and science partnerships. I would like to  express the appreciation of the entire Cheyney University family to Dr. Bernadette Carter upon her retirement for her decades of contributions to Cheyney University’s legacy as a student, teacher, administrator and alumnus.  Further, I do hereby declare that Dr. Bernadette Carter has earned the honor of Professor Emerita in recognition of her years of contributions to and transformative impact upon Cheyney University of Pennsylvania."