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. He has published his research in a wide range of prominent journals. In recent years, he has 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 and the Journal of Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society. He has held senior management positions in major nonprofit organizations in New York City and Cleveland.
Campbell has received funding from the Learning by Giving Foundation (where he serves on its Faculty Advisory Committee) and Campus Compact for the Philanthropy Incubator he founded. The program educates and encourages philanthropy among undergraduate and graduate students and has distributed more than $150,000 to local organizations over the past ten years. He serves on several boards, including Racker, a leader in providing services and opportunities for individuals with disabilities, the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, an important funder to many Broome County nonprofit organizations, and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Risk Retention Group, which provides professional liability insurance to clinical social workers.
- PhD, Case Western Reserve University
- MAR, Yale University Divinity School
- BA, Bates College
- 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