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!