Sal Mercogliano

Sal Mercogliano

Formal First Name
Salvatore (Sal)

Dr. Sal Mercogliano is Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, Criminal Justice, and Political Science at Campbell University in North Carolina. Sal is a former merchant mariner, having worked both afloat and ashore for the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command. He is a frequent contributor and commentator on the intersection between commercial and military shipping. He is also skilled in maritime operations, maritime history, emergency medical services, and military history. Sal has a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He has taught at Methodist University, East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the U.S. Military Academy.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • He teaches courses in World Maritime History and Maritime Security at Campbell University.

  • At the U.S. Merchant Maritime Academy, he offers a graduate level course in Maritime Industry Policy.

  • At Campbell University, he was twice named Professor of the Year, the recipient of the D. P. Russ Jr., and Walter S. Jones, Sr. Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence.

  • He received the Excellence in Teaching award from the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.