Marshalee E. M. Clarke, Ph.D.

Research Associate China Maritime Studies Institute
Lt. Col., U.S. Marine Corps
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Lt. Col. Clarke enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1997 and was commissioned in 1999. Her specialties are financial management and contracting. She has served as a battalion executive and commanding officer, congressional liaison and CJTF-HOA deputy chief of contracts. She has deployed to OIF/OEF. Her military education includes the U.S Naval War College, Marine Corps Command and Staff College and Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School. Her civilian education includes a doctorate in management with a focus in Sub-Saharan Africa, masters’ degrees in public administration and international management, an MBA, a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a certificate in project management.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • China
  • Leadership


Ph.D, Management with a focus in Sub-Saharan Africa

M.A., Public Administration

M.A., International Management

M.B.A., Business Administration

B.A., Psychology

Certificate, Project Management

Naval War College

Marine Corps Command and Staff College

Naval War College Command and Staff College

Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School

Research Contributions and Publications

CHINA’S GLOBAL PORT EXPANSION: A Maritime Security Threat to U.S. Geographic Combatant Commands

Key Drivers to Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa

Awards and Decorations

Meritorious Service Medal
Two Gold Stars

Joint Commendation Medal
One Gold Star

Naval and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Two Gold Stars

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
One Gold Star

First Place Naval War College Foundation Writing Award - "CHINA’S GLOBAL PORT EXPANSION: A Maritime Security Threat to U.S. Geographic Combatant Commands"

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