Mike Frederick - Coastal Carolina University
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Michael Frederick

Teaching Associate, Politics

Contact Michael Frederick
843-349-2621 mfrederic@coastal.edu

Brittian Hall 342 

Spring 2020 Office Hours
Tuesdays 9:15 - 10:00am (Please email for an appointment.)

“Those who will not reason Perish in the act: Those who will not act Perish for that reason.” — W. H. Auden, 1907-1973


Frederick has served as a US Army paratrooper, in various law enforcement roles (including SWAT Commander, Chief Deputy, and Chief of Police), and as a federal counter-terrorism operative, during which time he completed numerous overseas postings and assignments throughout the Mideast and Central / South America. Frederick “retired” in 2012 after 25 years of total service and currently serves as a Deputy Chief for the SC Public Service Authority Law Enforcement Division, where his duties focus on counter-terrorism, threat assessment, and critical infrastructure protection.

A university instructor for more than 20 years, Frederick teaches management, criminal justice, intelligence, and terrorism courses for two SC universities, and consults with the federal government, government agencies, and companies on homeland security, terrorism issues, and physical security.


University of SC (Masters of Criminal Justice)
Mount Olive University (BS, Management / Organizational Development)
Saint Leo University (AS, Liberal Arts)

Interesting Facts

Frederick conducts Red Teaming exercises across the US, training specially selected groups to act as adversaries for physical and cyber security penetration testing.

Teaching Areas

Terrorism, Criminal Intelligence, Threat Assessment, Criminal Justice, Leadership

Research Areas

Radicalization processes, behavioral threat assessment, red teaming

Program Affiliations

Intelligence and National Security Studies