Biography of the Year

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Bernard L. Upshur

Title: President
Industry: Software Bidding
Type of Organization: Information Technology Company
Major Product/Service: Providing electronic bidding for software businesses
Expertise: With over 33 years experience, Dr. Upshur developed software for competitive bid buying for corporations. He is a Permanent State of New York District Administrator and a Permanent State of New York School Administrator and Supervisor.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
University/Degree: M.A., Education, Hunter College; M.B.A., Finance and Corporate Affairs, Columbia University; P.D., Urban Studies; Ph.D., Psychology; Fordham University, 1976; Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Corporation, 1984 to present
Born: Exmore, Virginia
Hobbies/Sports: Golf, tennis
Work History: Dr. Upshur began his career as a Harrison Bell Consultant in Product Distribution and later directed research products in Psychometrics Research Projects in Brooklyn, New York. He was a Board Member of the Psychological Counseling Center for the Psychological Research Grant National Institute of Education and served as the Director for the State of New Jersey Urban Research and Development Institute through the New Jersey State Department of Education. Dr. Upshur then served as a Lecturer of Advanced Statistics, Operations Research and Corporate Social Responsibility and Management Theory on campus for the GE Astrospace and Fort Monmouth for Naval Officers at Monmouth University Graduate School of Business. He was an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Doctoral Program in Quantitative Decision Making at Fordham University and an In Service Instructor and Assistant Superintendent for the New York City Board of Education at Cavallaro Junior High School. He was the art teacher, art advisor for national award-winning literary/art magazines and directed major school plays. Dr. Upshur served as an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Maryland. He then began as an Associate and Manager of Treasury Services at Goldman Sachs and Company.
Honors & Awards: Rockefeller Fellow, Fordham University; National Teaching Fellow, University of Maryland; South East Asia Program India, U.S. State Department, New York Department of Education; Award, Black Artist on Art
Published Works: Numerous articles and research papers, Art, Psychology, India
Career Accomplishments: Dr. Upshur received grants form the Maxwell School of International Affairs at Syracuse University and the NIE Research Grant in Psychology.