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Dr. Kelli Dehr Bernedo

Hillside Hall 29
Phone: 812-941-2302


Dr. Kelli Dehr Bernedo is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the English as a Second Language/English as New Language Education Programs. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Indiana University Southeast. As a student at IUS, she worked at the New Neighbors Education Center and co-led a study abroad program in Ecuador for over ten years. These partnerships led to her working full-time at a partner school in Quito, Ecuador. Dr. Bernedo completed her Ph.D. from Indiana State University in 2019. Her dissertation research focused on K-12 school leadership and professional development needs as related to English language learners.

Dr. Bernedo's professional experiences include serving as a classroom teacher, a Spanish language teacher, an English as a foreign language teacher in Ecuador, an English language learner (ELL) teacher, a district ELL director, and a Spanish Immersion Instructional Coach. She has also served as an educational consultant for close to a decade. 

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Educational Administration
  • Masters

    • Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana, USA
    • Master of Science, Major in Elementary Education, Minor in English as a New Language
  • Bachelors

    • Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana, USA
    • Bachelor of Science, Major in Elementary Education, Minor in Middle School English

Professional Interests


Dr. Bernedo’s research interests include: K-12 school leadership, refugee and immigrant students in higher education, teacher preparation, and language programming.

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