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Meet Professor Bernd Ferner
Meet Professor Bernd Ferner

Bernd Ferner, EdD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. He received his doctorate as well as his MS in curriculum and instruction from Portland State University. Dr. Ferner currently teaches courses in the Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP) on multicultural education, reflective practice, as well as courses on action research and curriculum theories in the MA/MS program in curriculum and instruction. As a cohort leader and supervisor coordinator for GTEP, Dr. Ferner considers creating strong relationships with and among students to be a key element in creating a safe and productive learning environment.

Focusing on culturally responsive pedagogy, Dr. Ferner taught mathematics and science for many years in public and private K-12 schools in the U.S. and his home country, Germany. He established and coordinated a German for Adults program and is co-founder of a German saturday school here in Portland. In his research, Dr. Ferner focuses on teacher candidates’ perceptions of mathematics and the learner, and how to best prepare teacher candidates to teach using a culturally responsive framework.

Bernd Ferner
Graduate School of Education
Portland State University
Curriculum and Instruction
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Fourth Avenue Building
1900 SW 4th Avenue
Room 290F
Phone: 503-725-4722
Fax: 503-725-8475