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Pacific Support Centers Faculty



Dr. Campbell was born in Ohio, grew up in Texas, and has lived in Arizona, Missouri, and Tennessee.  He was awarded a doctorate in political science from Miami University (Ohio), and a Masters of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.  Based on his Master’s degree, he worked in several government offices, including the Texas House Speaker’s office and the Tennessee Valley Authority.  His Bachelor’s degree in History was from the University of Texas at El Paso. 

Joel Campbell has had a life-long interest in East Asia and international politics.  He spent sixteen years in Japan, first as a student and then as an editor for a Japanese securities firm, and finally as a professor at three schools.  At Tohoku University in Sendai, sometimes called the MIT of Japan, he offered courses on international political economy and international culture.  Moving to Miyazaki International College in Kyushu, he led classes in political science, economics, and international studies.  Most recently, at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, he taught courses on the Japanese economy and business, the Chinese economy and politics, East Asian political economies, and Asian integration and globalization.  

He has lived in Korea three times, and has taught at three Korean institutions:  Chung Ang, Yonsei, and Kyung Hee Universities.  His doctoral dissertation, later published in book form, was on the changing role of the state in Korean science and technology policy.  He has also studied in Mainland China and worked in Taiwan.

He has written numerous articles for academic journals on topics ranging from combating terrorism and money laundering to European Union economic integration and technology policy.  The bulk of his publications have focused on the politics and political economy of East Asia, especially in Japan, South Korea, and China. 

Dr. Daniel A. Pinkston is the Northeast Asia Deputy Project Director for the International Crisis Group in Seoul. Prior to joining the International Crisis Group, he was director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Pinkston received his Ph.D. in international affairs from the University of California, San Diego, and he has a M.A. in Korean studies from Yonsei University. He is the author of The North Korean Ballistic Missile Program, and has published several scholarly articles and book chapters on Korean security affairs. He also served as a Korean linguist in the U.S. Air Force.

Dr. Brendan Howe received his PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin, MA in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent Canterbury, and BA/MA in Modern History from Oxford University. He also studied international law at Georgetown University while on a research fellowship, and is certified as a Negotiation Workshop Facilitator by the Conflict Management Group, Harvard University. Dr. Howe was the POSCO Visiting Research Fellow in Politics, Governance and Security, at the East-West Center, Hawaii; and also held Visiting Research Fellowships at the Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney, and the Research Institute for National Security Affairs, Korea National Defense University. He was a Senior Lecturer on International Relations at the Universiti Malaysia, Sarawak; taught English, History and Political Science in the undergraduate service program at the Tutorial Center, Merced College, Merced Ca.; and served as a Visiting Professor of History and International Relations at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, P.R.C.

Dr. Howe has authored numerous articles for major International/SSCI Journals, written many papers and reviews, and made professional presentations at International Relations conferences around the world on many occasions. His published works include:

  • International Negotiations: Theory and Practice (with Byung-Il Choi) (2007). Seoul: Ewha University Press
  • International Studies Primer (Editor and lead Author) (2005). Seoul: Ewha Press
  • Comparative Military Interventions: The Question of Legitimacy (2004). Dublin: Trinity College, PhD Thesis
  • Geopolitics, Geopolitik, and Nazi Foreign Policy (1993). Canterbury: UKC, MA Thesis.

Dr. Sherrill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of South Alabama (1994), his Master’s degree in Defense & Strategic Studies from Missouri State University (2000), and his Ph.D. in International Relations from Florida State University (2003). In addition, he earned a J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law (1997).

Dr. Sherrill is a former U.S. Marine and a veteran of the 1990-91 Gulf War. After obtaining his doctorate, he worked as an intelligence analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Counterterrorism Division where his assignments included detailing to the National Counterterrorism Center and service in Iraq in 2005-06. He has been an active member of the Florida Bar since 1997. Prior to joining the Troy University faculty, Dr. Sherrill was an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Pre-Law program at Mississippi College.

Dr. Sherrill’s research interests include U.S. defense policy, nuclear strategy, and counterterrorism. He has published in Comparative Strategy, Strategic Insights, Military Review, and Asian Affairs: An American Review, and has recently completed a book manuscript on Iranian Islamism.