Academic Affairs

Keith Campbell, Ph.D.

Professor and Coordinator of the Grant Proposal Writing Certificate Program 

Keith Campbell received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Missouri -- Columbia in 1977. His primary area of specialization is ethnic and racial minorities with -- a special focus on Native Americans. Dr. Campbell's courses on Native Americans include Introduction to Anthropology (a general anthropology course with a focus on American Indian tribes), Contemporary Native American Issues (an intensive investigation of current important topics to Native Americans), Survival in Stone Age Societies (students and the instructor make stone age tools and live off the land for one weekend using those tools) and Comparative Cultural Anthropology (the Ojibwa culture is studied which includes canoeing some of the traditional Ojibwa waters in northern Minnesota and southern Ontario).

Since 1989, Dr. Campbell has been working on various projects with the Kenaitze Indian Tribe in Alaska. Projects have included interviewing elders, interpreting the significance of the Tribe's one gill net, studying the tribal court, documenting traditional trapping locations, publishing a Native newsletter, and encouraging tribal youth to reflect on their heritage by participating in art projects focusing on traditional subsistence activities. Dr. Campbell owns 5 heavily forested acres between Soldotna and Kenai, Alaska. When he is working in Alaska, he lives in a 12' x 18' metal fishing gear shed on his remote property.

In the last several years, Dr. Campbell has devoted some of his time to the process of grant proposal writing. He teaches three courses on grant proposal writing and coordinates the Department's Certificate in Grant Proposal Writing. In collaboration with Hays Medical Center, some of his grant proposals have funded telemedicine equipment for rural hospital emergency rooms, a regional rural stroke project, a regional breast cancer education and screening program, a regional prostate cancer project, a regional farm safety project and a project to electronically monitor medically fragile patients after dismissal from the hospital.


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