Keith Campbell, PhD
Professor of Sociology
received his PhD in sociology from the University of Missouri- Columbia in
1977. A primary area of study and teaching has been ethnic and minority groups,
with a special focus on Native Americans. He has taught several courses on
Native Americans, and he has worked with the Kenaitze Indian Tribe in Alaska,
and the Santee Sioux Nation in northern Nebraska. Since 2008, Keith has
assisted with a youth group (named Young Braves) on the Santee Sioux reservation,
where he helps teach stone age survival skills to the youth.
important teaching and application areas for Keith have been grant proposal
writing, program development, and program evaluation. He has attempted to help
students learn these skills in order to build successful careers and assist
categories of people in need. Around 2,000 students have gone through his grant
writing training, and his students have brought in millions of dollars to help
nonprofit organizations serve people in need.
traveled to China 22 times since 1999 to teach and conduct research in Henan
Province. Mainly on bicycle, he has been the first non-Chinese in over 300
small villages in the vicinity of Xinzheng. He has especially enjoyed his role
in the teaching of courses on culture, globalization, and social
entrepreneurship at SIAS University in China.
currently attempting to promote worldwide the skills involved in social
entrepreneurship – which is the use of innovation to find new ways to help
categories of people in need. He has taught two courses on social
entrepreneurship offered free to anyone in the world with access to the
Internet. Seventy-one nations, over 36% of the nations of the world, have
participated in these free courses.
believes our world is poised for an explosion of social entrepreneurship activity.
Along with the extreme conflict, pain, and difficulty apparent in many parts of
the world today, Keith believes there will be a revolution of goodness that
will occur through normal, everyday people stepping forward to find new ways to
assist others in need.