Academic Affairs

Keith Campbell, PhD

Professor of Sociology

Keith 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.

Three 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.

Keith has 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.

Keith is 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.

Keith 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.


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