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Patricia Campbell

Dean Benerd College and University College


Phone: 209.932.3184
Website: WebsiteLink1


Ph.D., Korbel School of International Relations, University of Denver, International Relations, 1993

BA/BS, Illinois State University, Political Science and History, 1985

Patricia J. Campbell is currently the Dean of Benerd College. Prior to coming to Pacific, she served as Vice President and Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies, Research, and Innovation at American Public 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 was 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. 


Taught courses: American Government, Comparative Politics, International Law, African Politics, Global Studies, Global Security, Politics and War, Islam, International Relations, International Organizations, Introduction to Human Security, Information Literacy and Global Citizenship


Selected Grants and Honors

Above and Beyond Award, APUS, recognized for successful HLC Graduate Studies report. 2015
Learning Resources Grant ($1260) to explore the pedagogical potential of podcasting, University of West Georgia. 2006
Center for Teaching and Learning Grant ($2000) to establish a study abroad program in South Africa, University of West Georgia 2005
International Offices Grant ($5000) to establish a study abroad program in South Africa, University of West Georgia. 2005
Learning Resources Grant ($1500) to conduct research in Eritrea, University of West Georgia. 2002
University of West Georgia's Senior Faculty Nominee for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Grant. 2000
Fulbright-Hays Seminar, "Morocco and Senegal: Faces of Islam in Africa." 1999
National Endowment for the Humanities, "Human Rights and Cultural Relativism," June-July awarded, but unable to accept, Columbia University, New York. 1999

Selected Publications

"TED Studies: Government and Politics - Cyber-Influence & Power" co-author, Christy R. Stevens, TED Studies/Wiley, 2013
Introduction to Global Studies, textbook, Wiley-Blackwell, co-authors Aran MacKinnon, and Christy R. Stevens. 2010
"The Politics of Information Literacy: Integrating Information Literacy into the Political Science Curriculum," in Information Literacy Collaborations that Work, Eds. Trudi E. Jacobson and Thomas P. Mackey, New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, co-author Christy R. Stevens. 2006
"Morocco, Changing Times? A New Generation of Arab Leader," African Studies Quarterly, vol. 7, no. 1. 2003
"The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Human Rights and State Transitions: The South Africa Model," Africa Studies Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 3. 2000
"Gendered Human Rights: The International Community's Failed Response to the Persecution of Women," Politics & Policy, vol. 29, no.1. 2000
Democratization and the Protection of Human Rights: Challenges and Contradictions, Eds. Patricia J. Campbell and Kathleen Mahoney-Norris, Praeger Publishers. 1998

Editing and Peer Reviewer

Co-editor, Journal of Global Security and Intelligence Studies
As co-editor and working in conjunction with the Policy Studies Organization, helped launch the journal, including securing reviewers, soliciting and reviewing manuscripts and book reviews, assisting with marketing, and ensuring overall quality of the journal.
Editorial Board Member, Indigenous Policy Journal
Charged with reviewing policies related to the journal as well as reviewing manuscripts.
Member, Advisory Board, ABC POL SCI: A Bibliography of Contents: Political Science and Government, 1998-2001
Peer Reviewer
  • International Migration Review
  • African Studies Review
  • Women in Politics


  • Indigenous Policy Journal
  • Politics and Policy

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