Professor Campbell hails from the Golden State of California where she was born and raised in Los Angeles. After taking a course in classical mythology and ancient history, she was hooked on learning ancient Greek, studying the ancient Mediterranean world and so pursued her bachelor's degree in ancient history, graduating from the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 1999 cum laude. During this time, Professor Campbell spent various summers traveling with SUNY Brockport on mythological study tours throughout Greece. She went on to finish her master's degree in Classics at the University of Kansas in 2005, during which time she also studied archaeology at the American Academy in Rome (2003) and worked as Assistant to the Editor of the “Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome” (2003-2005).
Professor Campbell’s research interests include gender and sexuality in the ancient Mediterranean world, folklore and fairytale, and Greek and Roman epic poetry. In addition to her work teaching composition courses at JCU, she is a United Nations communications consultant and works as editor of various publications at both the Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Professor Campbell teaches courses in English Composition at JCU at all levels. Her courses are student-centered and foster a workshop-oriented atmosphere, where students strengthen their own writing by participating in weekly peer review. She pulls on a variety of texts, both contemporary and historical, including poetry, prose, and podcasts, to engage students in wrestling with contemporary issues such as sexism, racism, and fascism by examining them through a historical lens.