photo: Edward Berkowitz

Edward D. Berkowitz

Professor of History and of Public Policy and Public Administration
Address: Phillips Hall
801 22nd St., N.W.
Phone: 202-994-8174
Fax: 202-994-6321

Areas of Expertise

U.S. social welfare policy, comparative social policy


Professor Berkowitz received his undergraduate degree from Princeton and his Ph.D. in American history from Northwestern. He is the author of eleven books and over seventy articles on such subjects as Social Security, social insurance, welfare reform, and the history of health care. His most recent books are Mr. Social Security: The Life of Wilbur J. Cohen (1995), To Improve Human Health: A History of the Institute of Medicine (1998), The Medical Follow-Up Agency, 1946-1996 (1998), Robert Ball and the Politics of Social Secuity (2003), and Something Happened: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies (2006).


Ph.D., Northwestern University

Classes Taught

HIST 3322 The Modern American Presidency

HIST 6011 Seminar: History and Public Policy

HIST 6012 Internship in History and Public Policy