Benoit Bernadel

Benoit Bernadel is the Associate Director of Decision Support in the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support at Kennesaw State University. In this role, Benoit supports Kennesaw State University’s institutional research and decision support efforts.  He is responsible for the preparation and completion of statistical and written reports, assessment, and evaluation of surveys and projects; and high level analyses of institutional data for deans, chairs, and other executive decision-makers on campus.

Benoit has experience in IT management, software development, and data management and is highly experienced with programmatic approaches to manipulating large datasets for decision support, with a strong emphasis on data integrity and data quality.

Work Experience

Recently, Benoit worked as a Data Warehouse Analyst at Kennesaw State University. Before joining KSU, he was a Computer Systems Analyst at Northwell Health in Manhasset New York. At Northwell Health, he was responsible for the management, development, and maintenance of software and database systems for the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Benoit worked for the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Haiti as a consultant for software acquisition and development, and with Saint Boniface Haiti Foundation as an IT Officer between 2012 and 2014. Benoit was in charge of IT for the foundation at the local hospital in Fond-des-blancs Haiti (equipment and system acquisition, maintenance, and staff training), and served as an IT consultant for the office in Newton, Massachusetts.

While in school, Benoit interned at Cisco Systems (summer 2011), worked as a graduate student assistant on different projects at Carnegie Mellon University (2010-2011), and participated in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in 2009 at Virginia Tech funded by the NSF as a team leader.


Benoit started in Haiti and obtained an Associate of Science in Computer and Information Technology degree from Ecole Superiéure d’Infotronique d’Haiti (ESIH). Next, Benoit moved to the US where he graduated Cum Laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, earned a Master of Science in Information Technology – Information Security from Carnegie Mellon University, and completed some studies and research at Institut Mines Telecom in network security.

His interests include data warehousing, data quality, data integration, data governance, software development, information security, data visualization, and data mining.