John Merrill
Adjunct Professor, Korea Studies

Contact Details:
jmerrill05@gmail.com

Education:
Ph.D., University of Delaware; M.A., Harvard University; B.A., Boston University

Expertise:
Korean peninsula; U.S.-Korean Relations

Background:
Dr. Merrill was the Chief of the Northeast Asia Division of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the U.S. Department of State and has been a Professorial Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He has held teaching and research positions at Georgetown University, George Washington University, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Lafayette College, Korea University, and the University of Delaware.

Selected Publications:
Korea: The Peninsular Origins of the War, 1945-1950 (1989); Was it an Invasion or a War of National Liberation? The Korean War 1948-50 (1988) in Korean; The Cheju-do Rebellion (1988) in Japanese