Faculty Experts - Marc Gallicchio, Ph.D.

Marc Gallicchio, Ph.D.

Marc Gallicchio, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Area of Expertise:

  • U.S. Foreign Relations, East Asia
  • Modern Military History
  • Modern U.S. History


Dr. Gallichio's personal knowledge of Japan, having twice taught there as a J. William Fulbright Lecturer, has given him invaluable firsthand insight into the once mighty empire's place in history -- past, present and future. His knowledge of modern military history, with an emphasis on Japan's role in World War II, as well as the post-World War II East Asian conflicts that continue to shape international relations to the present day are Gallichio's forte.


  • Ph.D., Temple University
  • M.A., The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., Temple University

Selected Publications

  • The Scramble for Asia: U.S. Military Power in the Aftermath of the Pacific War, New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008.
  • Editor and contributor, The Unpredictability of the Past: Memories of the Asia- Pacific War in U.S.-East Asian Relations, Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.
  • The African American Encounter with Japan and China: Black Internationalism in Asia, 1895- 1945, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
  • The Cold War Begins in Asia: American East Asian Policy and the Fall of the Japanese Empire, Columbia University Press, 1988.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Villanova University
  • Assistant Professor, Villanova University

Selected Research

  • "Nation-Building for Dummies: The Occupation of Japan as a case Study," Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Madison, Wis., June 24, 2010.
  • "Truman, Unconditional Surrender, and a New Deal for Japan,” Conference on the Truman Legacy in East Asia, Truman Library, Key West, Fla., May 22, 2010.


  • Special Research Grant, Villanova University, 2003.
  • Research Fellow for the Japan Foundation-National Security Archive Project on Power and Prosperity: Linkages Between Security and Economics in American-Japanese Relations, 1997-2000.
  • American Philosophical Society Research Grant, 1991.
  • U.S. Military History Institute Fellowship for Advanced Research, 1991
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Grant, 1989.

About Villanova

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