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.