Our Faculty

Our Faculty

Lloyd Johnson, Professor of History and Director of Historical Studies, has been at Campbell since August 1991. A North Carolina native, he earned a B.A. in History from Campbell and also received a M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from the University. He earned a Master of Arts in History from East Carolina University and received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1995. He has a specialty in United States History with a concentration in Colonial America; his research interests include African-American and religion in colonial America. In the summer of 1998, he was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the University of Virginia. Dr. Johnson teaches Western Civilization, United States History, Colonial America, the Old South, and the New South, and the African Area Study. He has published The Frontier in the Colonial South: South Carolina Backcountry, 1736-1800 (1997). This book is listed in The Best Books for Academic Libraries (2002). Altogether Professor Johnson has produced seventeen book reviews and over 70 encyclopedia articles in various publications. Dr. Johnson co- advises the College Democrats and also co-advises the Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International Honor Society in History. He is also the advisor for Pi Gamma Mu. He is a member of Erwin First Baptist Church, and he is involved in many civic and community activities. He is a member of several historical societies on the national and state level. He is currently researching a community study of Cumberland County, North Carolina during the period 1750-1850.

James I.  Martin, Sr., Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department, has been at Campbell since August 1991. He is a native of Pennsylvania and completed his B.A. degree (cum laude) at Duke University. He also holds an M.A. from East Carolina University and a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta. Before coming to Campbell, Dr. Martin was employed as a social studies teacher and coach at James Kenan High School (Warsaw, North Carolina) and also served as an adjunct at Mount Olive and Sampson Community Colleges. In addition to Western Civilization, he has taught courses dealing with East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Modern Germany, and Southeast Asia. His research interests include social studies teaching and ethnohistory, particularly the Jewish community of North Carolina. Dr. Martin and Dr. Johnson serve as co-advisors for the Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honor Society. Professor Martin attends Angier United Methodist Church; he and his wife Linda have one son.

Bruce G. McNair, Associate Professor of History, has been at Campbell since August 1993. A native of Ohio, Dr. McNair earned his B.A. degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Purdue University (Indiana) and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University. Before coming to Campbell, he taught history at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh and worked in computer programming and architectural drafting for a computer firm in Durham, North Carolina. At Campbell, Professor McNair teaches courses in Western Civilization, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Renaissance and Reformation, Early Modern Europe, and Modern Europe. Dr. McNair has studied Latin, Italian, French, and German, and his research interests concern the intellectual traditions of the Italian Renaissance. He and his wife Barbara attend Fuquay Presbyterian Church and are the parents of a son and daughter.

Salvatore Mercogliano,  Assistant Professor of History, earned his B.S. in Marine Transportation from the State University of New York Maritime College, his M.A. in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology from East Carolina University and his Ph.D. in Military and Naval History at the University of Alabama. He has a forthcoming publication Sealift: The Evolution of American Military Sea Transportation,” and a volume in the Naval Historical Foundation's series about the Vietnam War. Professor Mercogliano has produced articles and reviews for Sea History, Parameters, The Nautical Research Journal, Northern Mariner, and the Journal of Military History. In 2006, Professor Mercogliano taught at the United States Military Academy (West Point), where he filled in for an officer deployed to Iraq. At Campbell he offers courses in Western Civilization and United States History.

Jaclyn Stanke, Associate Professor of History, came to Campbell in 1999. Dr. Stanke is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington State University, where she earned B.A. degees in both Political Science and Foreign Languages and Literatures (Russian). She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History from Emory University. Before coming to Campbell, Professor Stanke taught at Emory and Carroll College (Waukesha, Wisconsin). At Campbell she teaches introductory classes in Western Civilization and American history, and upper-division courses in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century United States History, American Foreign Policy, and Eastern European/Russian History. She also offers graduate courses in American and European history. Her research interests include: US-Soviet relations during the Cold War, Popular Culture and the Cold War, and oral history. Dr. Stanke attends St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Fuquay-Varina.

Pam Burgett, Our Administrative Assistant, joined the department in May 2012. She was born in Redding, California and has presently lived in Coats, North Carolina for fourteen years. She has spent the previous eleven years working for Harnett County Schools at Coats Elementary where she has been a Teaching Assistant, Intervention Assistant and a School Bus Driver. Pam is married to Paul Burgett and they are parents of daughter Ayla, son Brendon and youngest daughter Cassandra.


Jennifer Davis, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, holds a B.A. from Meredith College and an M.A. from North Carolina State University. She is a licensed secondary teacher who is pursuing a doctorate in Social Studies Education at N.C. State.

Thomas Lloyd, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geography, has taught at Campbell since 1991. He is Director of Planning and Inspection for Cumberland County, North Carolina, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Geography from Appalachian State University.

Phillip L. Melvin is an Asian area specialist who is currently teaching at Campbell as an adjunct. Prior to coming to Campbell in February 1982, he retired from the United States Air Force with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after 23 years service as a pilot, operations officer, flight safety officer and intelligence officer. He held the position of dean of students at Campbell for 18 ½ years prior to retiring in 2000.

Mr. Melvin’s educational background includes a B.A. from the University of Maryland in History and M.A. in Asian Studies from Florida State University pus numerous service schools. While on active duty in the Air Force, he spent six years in Japan, one year each in Thailand and Vietnam and traveled extensively throughout East and Southeast Asia. His assignments included serving in special operations and as commander of an intelligence operations unit.

He has two sons, four grandsons and two granddaughters. He has been a member of the Buies Creek First Baptist Church since 1982 and has served as Chairman of the Deacon Board and Sunday School Director. He is currently president of the Buies Creek Lions Club.

Dennis Nathaniel, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geography, has taught at Campbell since 1993. He holds a B.A. in Geography from India's Agra University and an M.A. in the same discipline from Allahabad University. He is a full-time professor at Fayetteville State University.

Michael Slattery, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Government, is a retired Naval Officer who has taught Government and History courses at Campbell University since 1995. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of South Florida. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and the National War College of the National Defense University, Washington, DC. Captain Slattery has been featured in various books on military history including: SEALS in Vietnam by Eric Micheletti and The History of the U.S. Navy SEALs by David Jordan. He also participated in the production of a documentary video entitled Prepared to Serve, the U.S. Naval Academy during the Vietnam War. This award winning video outlined the combat experiences of Naval Academy graduates during the Vietnam War. The article that he co-authored with an Academy classmate for the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings describing the role of Navy SEALs during an attempted top secret rescue of two escaping American POWs from North Vietnam was instrumental in the formal recognition of those SEALs for heroism by the Secretary of the Navy after more than three decades of secrecy. His related article paying tribute to his Naval Academy classmate and SEAL Teammate who led and was killed during the mission was cited in remarks during the award ceremony in which the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff presented the Bronze Star with Combat “V” Distinguishing Device to the surviving family members. The event was covered by several national and local news media, including the Washington Post. Professor Slattery teaches National Government, Military History, The Political and Military History of the Cold War, and History of World Civilizations.