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David A. Campbell, PhD

David Campbell, PhD
Dr. David Campbell is currently Associate Professor for the Department of Public Administration, College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University, New York.

Having devoted his career to research and practice in the nonprofit sector, his research interests address a range of critical nonprofit management issues, including accountability and performance measurement; the role the internet and social media, organizational emergence and adaptation (specifically in response to disaster); and mergers and other forms of restructuring, specifically strategic alliances and mergers among non-profit organizations and the role of private foundations and advocacy in the nonprofit sector.

Since 2005, he is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration, College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University in New York, and previously served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Executive MPA Program at Columbia University in New York (1999-2005) and Practitioner Faculty at the Learning Institute for Non Profit Organizations, University of Wisconsin School of Human Ecology in Madison, WI (1998 – 2001).

He has also held senior management positions in major nonprofit organizations and agencies in New York City and Cleveland, most recently as vice president for programs at the Community Service Society of New York.

Dr. Campbell received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University; his Masters of Arts degree in Religion from Yale University Divinity School; and his Bachelors of Arts degree from Bates College. He received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and is a Google Scholar.

In recent years, as Visiting Professor (2014-2015), he collaborated with scholars at Koç University in Turkey to research philanthropy and giving in that country. He regularly publishes articles about his research with the The Conversation US. Campbell is a member of the editorial board for the journal Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Dr. Campbell received funding from the Learning by Giving Foundation and Campus Compact for the Philanthropy Incubator he founded. The program educates and encourages philanthropy among undergraduate and graduate students including awarding funds to local nonprofit organizations and has distributed more than $150,000 to local organizations over the past seven years.

Dr. Campbell is also a proud member of the board of Racker, a leader in providing services and opportunities for individuals with disabilities, which envisions a world “where all people know they belong.”