Political Science Program

Dr. Michael Berheide

Professor of Political Science;

Frost, Room 110
CPO 1701

Office Hours:

Walk-in Times: TWF 3:00-4:00, R 2:00-3:00

Other Times By Appointment

Class Schedule, Spring 2014:

  • GSTR 332B (Tue/Thur: 10:00 – 11:50 am)
  • PSC 110 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:20 – 10:30 am)
  • PSC 314¬†(Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:40 – 11:50 am)

Phone: 859-985-3375
Fax: 859-985-3642

E-Mail: mike_berheide@berea.edu

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At Berea College since 1981


  • B.A., Ohio Northern University, 1976
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1984


  • Spring, 2008: GSTR 332 Scientific Knowledge & Inquiry
  • Spring, 2008: PSC 110 American Government
  • Spring, 2008: PSC 235 Research Methods
  • Fall, 2008: GSTR 332 Scientific Knowledge & Inquiry
  • Fall, 2008: PSC 100 Introduction to the Study of Politics
  • Fall, 2008: PSC 314 Constitutional Law
  • Spring, 2009: GSTR 410 Senior Seminar: Contemporary Global Issues
  • Spring, 2009: PSC 100 Introduction to the Study of Politics
  • Spring, 2009: PSC 235 Research Methods


Michael Berheide received his B.A. In Political Science from Ohio
Northern University in 1976 and his Ph.D. From Indiana University in
1984, with a dissertation entitled “Methodology and Metaphysics: Karl
Popper and the Practice of Political Science.” He came to Berea in
1981, and is currently Professor and Chair of the Department. He teaches Introduction to the Study of Politics, Research Methods, American
Constitutional Law, Formal Democratic Theory, Public Policy and
Administration, Senior Research Seminar, Natural Science,
American Political Thought, and Contemporary Global Issues.

Dr. Berheide’s current research centers around a book manuscript
tentatively entitled Deus Ludens: A Theodicy of God at Play, examining
various social and political problems in the context of a developing
theodicy. He enjoys playing music and cards, fishing and (watching)
sports and long walks along the beach with “that someone special.”

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