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Kelly Campbell

Kelly Campbell

Interim Vice Provost, Academic Affairs,


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


Dr. Kelly Campbell is a Professor of Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino. Her research examines couple relationships and friendships including deceptive online romance (known as catfishing), infidelity, instant connections (e.g., chemistry), and love. She has conducted studies in the U.S., Canada, England, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and South Africa. Dr. Campbell serves as the Associate Director for the Institute for Child Development and Family Relations, co-directs a South Africa study abroad program and teaches for the London study abroad program. She also blogs for Psychology Today and hosts a radio show called “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 teaches courses on intimate relationships, gender, families, parenting, positive psychology, personality, and race and racism. She also directs the Psychology Honors program,


Romantic relationships, love, marriage, catfishing, infidelity, friendships

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Campbell's research has been featured on NBC television, CBS radio, NPR, TMZ, Sirius XM Radio, and in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, 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.