Speaker Profile

David A. Bergeron

Senior Fellow for Postsecondary Education
Center for American Progress
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David A. Bergeron is a senior fellow for postsecondary education at the Center for American Progress (CAP) after previously serving as vice president for postsecondary education policy at the progressive think tank. While at CAP, David has written on a variety higher education issues including releasing a series of papers calling for “College for All”. David has also written extensively on higher education accountability and accreditation including, most recently, a chapter in Accreditation on the Edge (edited by Susan Phillips and Kevin Kinser and published by John Hopkins Press in 2018). Prior to joining CAP, David served as the acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education and as the deputy assistant secretary for policy, planning, and innovation at the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama administration. Prior to becoming deputy assistant secretary, David served at ED in a variety of career roles. David has returned to his home state of Rhode Island and volunteers in a variety of ways for University of Rhode Island, where he received his bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology, and College Unbound, a recently accredited degree completion college for working adults in Providence, Rhode Island.


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