Frederic Bergerson

Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science







Academic History

B.A., Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Academic Interests

Public Policy and Administration, Military Strategy and Arms Control, Complex Organizations, Presidency and Congress

Classes Taught:

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • The President & Congress
  • Federalism and Urban Life
  • Public Administration and Policy
  • Military Strategy and Arms Control
  • Warfare: In Pursuit of Military Security

Professor Fred Bergerson is a political science professor who specializes in bureaucratic politics, international and homeland security policy, and civil-military relations. He has previously travelled to many European nations as well as to Vietnam and Israel. Professor Bergerson has served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Further, he has been a William C. Foster Fellow, first in the US Arms Control and Disarmament agency and later in the US State Department. In addition, he is a veteran of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in which he served as an intelligence officer in the Republic of Vietnam, where he held assignments as a captain in counterintelligence and order of battle.