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Dr. Craig Campbell

Assistant Teaching Professor of Education (LLAED)

Phone: 814-863-0614

307 Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802


  • Learning and Performance Systems


  • Lifelong Learning and Adult Education
  • Comparative and International Education


Craig Campbell is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Education (LLAED) for the College of Education at Penn State. Dr. Craig A. Campbell joined the faculty in the Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in the fall of 2016. His academic training includes a doctorate in Adult and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University, and graduates work in Cross Cultural Studies with Indigenous Knowledge Systems emphasis from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Craig's work experiences include the following positions: rural mail carrier, grade 6-12 teacher in Illinois and Wisconsin, Mathematics Instructor at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (Tribal College in Northern Wisconsin,) Tribal College Coordinator for ADEC (American Distance Education Consortium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln,)  Assistant Professor of Adult Education at SUNY Buffalo State, Assistant Professor of Lifelong Learning (with Indigenous focus) at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Coordinator of Adult and Higher Education master's and doctoral programs at Oregon State University.


His research interests include non-formal and in-formal learning, international adult education, folk schools, popular education, University and Cooperative Extension, distance education, qualitative research methodologies, the Tribal College Movement, and Indigenous Knowledge Systems. The commonalities amongst these seemingly disparate areas are rural place-based knowledge and access to education. Dr. Campbell enjoys expanding connections and collaborations here at PSU and beyond!

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Older Adult/Aging


Education Access
Equity and Diversity
Instructional Methods and Design


Instructional Design

Education Levels

Adult Education

Education Types

American Indian Ed
Continuing Ed
Distance Ed
Rural Ed

Educational Studies

Comparative Ed
Cultural Studies
History of Ed
International Ed

Higher Education

Community Engagement

Individual Difference

Human Development
Learning Processes

Methodological Research

Historical Research
Qualitative Research

Social Issues

Comparative and International Education
Indigenous Knowledge
Race and Ethnicity
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