D. Bruce Campbell Jr., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Arcadia University in suburban Philadelphia. He is also the Director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs. Dr. Campbell holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Learning Technologies from Drexel University and a Master’s Degree in Urban Education from Temple University. Throughout his career, Dr. Campbell has focused on embedding relevant issues of diversity and social justice into his practice, scholarship, and service in the education field. He highlights experiences of underrepresented groups so that professionals and institutions can serve these communities more effectively. Dr. Campbell teaches courses in educational leadership, organizational change, urban education, social justice, cultural competency, international musicology, qualitative research methods and program evaluation.
Dr. Campbell has also worked at education research firms and non-profit organizations including Research For Better Schools, and the Philadelphia Education Fund. Dr. Campbell’s work with these education organizations along with his employment at the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, positioned him on the frontline of working with stakeholders in the education community.
Besides his teaching, research and service, Dr. Campbell also runs his own independent record label, Record Breakin’ Music, a Philadelphia-based, boutique record label committed to releasing quality new music with a soulful foundation. Additionally, he co-hosts his weekly radio show Eavesdrop Radio on 91.7FM in Philadelphia and also DJ’s locally, nationally, and internationally.Dr. Campbell has created a wonderful balance of two fields that he loves. He is equally passionate about his work in academia and the music and art communities. Whether behind the lectern, the mic or the turntables, Dr. Campbell will continue to seek opportunities to proclaim social justice.