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Larry Berman

Founding Dean

B.A, American University, Washington, D.C. Magna Cum Laude
Ph.D., Princeton University, Department of Politics, Princeton, New Jersey


Beginning January 2012, Dr. Larry Berman started his new role as founding dean of Georgia State University’s Honors College. Recognized internationally as an expert on American politics, foreign policy, the American presidency and the Vietnam War, Dr. Berman brings a wealth of experience to the new College.  He was the Founding Director of the Washington Center for the University of California system and served as the Chair of the Political Science department at UC-Davis for 8 years.  He has published numerous articles and books most recently a biography of Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, Jr., a naval commander who initiated sweeping reforms that modernized the fleet and challenged institutional racism in the 1970’s.