LTC Wayne P. Bergeron, (Retired)



Instructor - Criminal Justice, Security and Emergency Management

Office: 9 Willingham Hall


Phone: (256) 765-5022


  • D.Sc., Emergency Management, Jacksonville State University, In Progress.
  • M.S., International Relations, Troy State University, 1996
  • B.A., Government/Political Science, Nicholls State University, 1988
  • A.S., Criminal Justice, Nicholls State University, 1988

Mr. Bergeron is a full-time instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice and also teaches Security and Emergency Management. He was an officer in the U.S. Army for 23 years and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Within the army Mr. Bergeron served with the Military Police and also within Special Operations Forces (Psychological and Civil Affairs). Mr. Bergeron developed the Security and Emergency Management program that has been integrated into the departments curriculum. He also serves as the UNA Military and Veteran Alliance faculty advisor.

Research Interests:

  • International Relations
  • Terrorism and Transnational Crime
  • Geopolitics
  • School Safety and Emergency Preparedness
  • Security and Emergency Management
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Development
  • Cultural Considerations and Human Factors
  • Information Operations
  • Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency
  • Military and Veteran Affairs

Courses Taught:

Criminal Justice

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Corrections
  • Community-Based Corrections
  • Interagency Cooperation
  • International Law Enforcement and Emergency Response
  • Comparative Criminal Justice (graduate)
  • Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement (graduate)

Security and Emergency Management

  • Survey of Homeland Security
  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Disaster Response and Recovery
  • Security and Emergency Management Internship
  • Military Support and Disaster Relief
  • Terrorism and Terrorist Operations
  • International Law Enforcement and Emergency Response


  • US Military History

Military Science

  • Small Organizational Leadership
  • Small Organizational Operations
  • Military Science Leadership Laboratory
  • Military Science Advanced Internship
  • Leadership, Management and Ethics
  • Transition to 2nd Lieutenant
  • Military Science Leadership Laboratory
  • Special Topics in Military Leadership

Political Science

  • The Geopolitics of Global Challenges
  • The War in Afghanistan