Mary Bernadette Conde has an extensive academic and professional experience in teaching, administration, and research in higher educational premier institutions in four countries (Philippines, Germany, USA, and Kyrgyzstan). Before plunging into full-teaching profession, she juggled law school and her M.A. degree in History after receiving her B.A. in Secondary Education (majoring in Economics, History, and Political Science. She left law school for Bremen, Germany for a Ph.D. in History with a research grant awarded by the German Academic Exchange Program or DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) at a German university, Universitaet Bremen. She attended a Visiting Scholar Program at the History Department of UC Berkeley (California, USA) in 2012-2013, where she also worked briefly as a program or curriculum developer, teacher cum administrator in its early education program/institution. She has not only attended international academic conferences in the US and Germany but also published 2 books and several articles pertaining to her research interests in Ethno-Colonial Photography, Historiography, Freedom and Responsibility; three of which works were funded by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation. Before coming to CSRIS to teach Economics and Business Studies, she also served as the Chair of American Studies Department and Director of First Year Seminar Program at the American University of Central Asia.