Joel Hillison is an Adjunct Professor at Gettysburg College, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. from Monmouth College in Business Administration and Economics, an M.A. from the University of Oklahoma in Economics, an M.S.S. from the United States Army War College in Strategic Studies and a PhD from Temple University in International Relations. He has been teaching at Gettysburg since 2012 and has been on the faculty at the United States Army War College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania since 2007.

Professor Hillison teaches courses in International Relations. His specialization is in security studies and international political economy. Professor Hillison’s research focuses on international organizations such as NATO and the European Union. Professor Hillison retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army after 30 years of federal service and 2 years in the Illinois National Guard. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Desert Storm and has served in Europe and Honduras.

Dr. Hillison has three children, Nathan, Dena, and Claire.


Joel Reinhart Hillison

Joel Reinhart Hillison
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Political Science

Phone: (717) 337 - 6035

Box: Campus Box 0406

Address: Glatfelter Hall
Room 309
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400