Dr. Elaine Bernal

Elaine Villanueva Bernal, Ed.D., is a lecturer in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at California State University, Long Beach. She teaches general education chemistry for non-science majors, organic chemistry for pre-health profession students, and technical communications for chemistry majors.

Bernal’s research interest is in professional development for STEM faculty in higher education and K-12. She collaborated with the Department of Science Education to help the Science Professional Academy for K-8 teachers in the Norwalk-La Mirada School District, in which she trained elementary school teachers on the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards.

Bernal has been active in campus leadership as an academic senator and as a member of Cal State Long Beach President’s Commission on the Status of Women. She serves as a faculty advisor to Sigma Alpha Lambda, Pilipino American Coalition, and Kappa Psi Epsilon, and works as the Vice-Chair of the Human Relations Commission for the City of Long Beach.

Bernal holds an Ed.D., and an M.A., in Educational Technology and Media Leadership from Cal State Long Beach along with an M.S., in Materials Science Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.