Vice President, Dean, Graduate Studies, Research, and Innovation
Dr. Patricia J. Campbell is currently the Vice President, Assistant Provost of Graduate Studies, Research, and Innovation at American Public University System. She began working at APUS in 2008 as a Program Director for International and Area Studies.
Dr. Campbell received her Ph.D. from the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies and her B.A. from Illinois State University. After receiving her Ph.D., she served as a professor of political science at the University of West Georgia, where she held a variety of positions, including Director of Global Studies and Interim Department Chair.
She has numerous publications in academic journals, including Journal of Political Science Education, International Feminist Journal of Politics, African Studies Quarterly, Politics & Policy, and Africa Today. Her co-authored textbook, An Introduction to Global Studies, was published in 2010 (Wiley-Blackwell). In addition to publications, she is very active in the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the International Studies Association (ISA). Her research interests have led her to various African countries where she has conducted research on human rights, gender, migration, and democratization. Recent research has focused on best practices in online teaching and learning.