Wayne P. Bergeron, D.Sc.

Director, North Alabama Public Service Training Center, Associate Professor - Criminal Justice, Security and Emergency Management,   Lieutenant Colonel (Retired)  

Office: 9 Willingham Hall  Phone: (256) 765-5022  Email: wpbergeron@una.edu   


Dr. Bergeron is a full-time instructor teaching Criminal Justice and Security and Emergency Management. He was an officer in the U.S. Army for 23 years and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving as the Professor of Military Science and Commander of the UNA Army ROTC program. He served with the Military Police Corps and also within Special Operations Forces (Psychological and Civil Affairs).  He has deployed to, lived/worked in, or visited over 35 countries on 4 continents and served multiple combat tours. Dr. Bergeron developed the Security and Emergency Management program and serves as its program chair. He also serves as a faculty advisor to the UNA Military and Veteran Alliance.


  • Doctor of Science - D.Sc., Emergency Management, Jacksonville State University, 2016
  • Master of Science - M.S., International Relations, Troy State University, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts -  B.A., Government/Political Science, Nicholls State University, 1988
  • Associate of Science - A.S., Criminal Justice, Nicholls State University, 1988

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

Recent Publications:

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Courses Taught:

Criminal Justice

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Police Organization and Community Relations
  • Interagency Cooperation
  • International Law Enforcement and Emergency Response
  • Special Policing Activities
  • Comparative Criminal Justice (graduate)
  • Management and Policy in CJ Organizations (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
  • Introduction to Search and Rescue
  • Terrorism and Terrorist Operations
  • International Law Enforcement and Emergency Response