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David Campbell

Associate Professor

CCPA Public Administration


David Campbell has 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. In recent years, he has collaborated with scholars at KoƧ University in Turkey to research philanthropy and giving in that country. He regularly publishes articles about his research with the The Conversation US. Campell is a member of the editorial board for the journal Nonprofit Management and Leadership. He has held senior management positions in major nonprofit organizations in New York City and Cleveland, most recently as vice president for programs at the Community Service Society of New York.

Campbell has 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. He is 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."


  • PhD, Case Western Reserve University
  • MAR, Yale University Divinity School
  • BA, Bates College

Research Interests

  • Strategic alliances and mergers among non-profit organizations
  • the role of private foundations and the advocacy in the nonprofit sector


  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Research Profile