Merle David Kellerhals, Jr.
Northern Virginia, Virginia, United States
Born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1950, Merle David Kellerhals, Jr. was educated at Palmer
College, The College of Charleston and Old Dominion University.
He is the author of Wei Jingsheng and the Democracy Movement in Post-Mao China (1998);
and editor of Agriculture: The United States and the 1999 WTO Ministerial Meeting (1999);
Biotechnology: Food Security and Safety (1999); International Transportation: Moving the Global
Economy Forward (2000); Terrorism: Threat Assessment, Countermeasures and Policy (2001);
NATO in the 21st Century: The Road Ahead (2002); U.S. National Security Strategy: A New Era
(2002); Protecting Lives, Restoring Livelihoods: The U.S. Program to Remove Landmines (2004);
The U.S. and NATO: An Alliance of Purpose (2004); Improving Lives: Military Humanitarian and
Assistance Programs (2004); and Significant Events in U.S. Foreign Relations (2006).
As a professional journalist, he has worked for the North Charleston Banner, United Press
International, Knight-Ridder Financial News Service, the Charlotte News, the Post and Courier, the
United States Information Agency and the United States Department of State.
He is a member of the National Press Club, Washington, DC; Phi Kappa Phi, The National Honor
Society; and the Society of Professional Journalists.
He is a specialist in American Foreign Policy and National Security; Terrorism, Political Violence and
Conflict; Foreign Policy and Public Diplomacy; Strategic Studies; East Asian Politics; Chinese
Politics; and Journalism.
He is married to Sandra Kay Dawson Kellerhals and they live in Northern Virginia.
Interests: Writing and Photography
Published writer: Yes