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Richard Bernato

Richard Bernato, EdD, is an adjunct professor, education expert, author, podcaster, and blogger. With 55 years of experience, he specializes in higher education, extensive research, leadership positions in K–12 settings, and consultancy work alongside presentations for various school districts.

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Richard Bernato

Currently serving as an adjunct professor specializing in educational leadership within doctoral and professional certificate programs, Richard Bernato, EdD, wears multiple hats as an education expert, author, podcaster, and blogger. With 55 years of experience in the field of education, his journey encompasses higher education, extensive research, numerous leadership positions in K–12 settings, and consultancy work alongside presentations for various school districts. Additionally, Dr. Bernato is the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Leadership and Instruction, a peer-reviewed publication under SCOPE.

His main professional interests include catalyzing interactive and research-based effective curricula initiatives that are a result of futuring systems, simulation, planning, decision making, and high engagement of all stakeholders to ensure systemically healthy schooling and organizational practices. Richard’s publications include Futures-Based Change Leadership, A Formula for Sustained Change Capacity, and Planning by Futuring, Futuring as Planning: Using Your Futures Mindset to Develop Social Media Policy. In addition, he coauthored The Collective Mindset, a Roadmap for Continuous Innovation and Mindful Change in 2022. He has published and presented many simulations, scholarly articles, blogs, and podcasts about futures-based leadership topics.

Dr. Bernato received a bachelor’s degree in social studies education from St. John’s University, and his master’s degree from Queens College in social studies education. In addition, he has earned a professional diploma in school administration and leadership from C.W. Post, Long Island University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Dowling College.