Donna Berkner, EdD
State of Texas Teaching License
State of Texas Principal License
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Leadership
PDAS-Professional Development and Appraisal System Certification
Co-Authored: Marcel Sargeant and Donna Berkner, Seventh-Day Adventist Teachers’ Perceptions of Inclusion Classrooms and Identification of Challenges to Their Implantation.
Volunteer for Write Spot
Workshop Presenter for Differentiated Instruction
Member of Associate Deans of Texas (ADoT)
Member of REACH Committee for NAD and Inclusive Education
Chair of Southwestern Curriculum Committee
Dr. Donna Berkner has a long history with Southwestern Adventist University. In 1992 she received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University, followed by an M.Ed. in Education Leadership (1996). She earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in 2012. After teaching in the elementary classroom for a number of years, and serving as principal at Keene Adventist Elementary School, she began her career at the University as an Associate Professor in Education and Psychology in 2012. Following two years of service as chair of the Department of Education & Psychology, she was chosen in 2020 to join the administrative team as Vice President for Academic Administration.
Dr. Berkner brings a decorated track record. She is a published author, holds Texas State and North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist teaching licenses, has served on numerous boards including past Vice President for Higher Education with the North American Division Office of Education. Students who have been advised by or work closely with Dr. Berkner affectionately refer to her as “Dr. B”. Outside of the office, she enjoys reading a stack of books or planning her next travel adventure. She has two grown children and delights in being a grandmother to three.