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Kelly Campbell

Kelly Campbell

Interim Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, Co-Chief Diversity Officer, Academic Affairs


Interim Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Academic Programs
Office Phone(909) 537-3059
Office LocationAD-101


Kelly Campbell is CSUSB’s Interim Vice Provost and one of three Co-Chief Diversity Officers, representing Academic Affairs. In the Interim Vice Provost role, she is responsible for academic success and undergraduate advising, academic programs, curriculum development, the academic master plan, annual program assessment, 5-year program review (self-study), WSCUC institutional accreditation, specialized program accreditation, Graduate Studies, Office of Academic Research, University Libraries (Pfau Library and Palm Desert campus), university strategic plan, academic scheduling, Office of Community Engagement, General Education Program, University Honors Program, Writing Intensive Program, and the university calendar. She first joined CSUSB as an assistant professor of psychology in 2008, progressed through the tenure and promotion process, and was serving as a full professor prior to assuming her current positions. During her time at CSUSB, she has served as the Associate Director of the Institute for Child Development and Family Relations, co-founder and co-director of the South Africa study abroad program, Director of the Psychology Honors Program, and radio host and podcaster for the show “Let’s Talk Relationships.”


Dr. Campbell earned her Ph.D. in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia and her Master’s degree in Family Studies from The University of British Columbia.


Dr. Campbell has taught courses on activism and advocacy, interpersonal relationships, positive psychology, gender, families, parenting, personality, and race and racism. 


Interpersonal relationships, positive psychology, diversity, and leadership.

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Campbell's research examines interpersonal relationships, and she has conducted studies in the U.S., Canada, England, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and South Africa. Her research has been featured on NBC television, CBS radio, NPR, Sirius XM Radio, and in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, Women's Health, SELF, and The Huffington Post. Dr. Campbell has secured awards for her work including the CSUSB's Golden Apple Award, the Outstanding Teaching Award from the International Association for Relationship Research, and the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.