J.K. Campbell, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs; Dean of Faculty
Email Address
(620) 229-6115

Dr. J.K. Campbell (Ed.D, Wichita State University) is the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Southwestern College. Dr. Campbell began instructing at Southwestern in July of 2018. Dr. Campbell teaches Educational Psychology, Teaching (Content Area) in the Secondary School, and Masters of Arts in Teaching Seminar.

“My wife, Jane, and I have been married 35 years. Our daughter, Rachel, has 4 children and lives in NW Oklahoma where she and her husband farm. Our son, Max, and his wife live in KCK where he leads a sales team for an acquisitions company. I came to SC after 32 years in public education; 12 years teaching and 20 years in administration including elementary principal, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations, and Superintendent of the Winfield school system.  I love spending time with my wife and family, and all things outdoors – yard work, gardening, fishing, hiking, and kayaking. We have a family farm in Oklahoma where I am always reminded of the beauty and depth of God’s creation; the home-place where I go to be restored, find peace, and relax with family.”

Academic History

  • Doctorate in Education Leadership, Ed.D. – Spring 2011, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
  • District Level Licensure Program – Fall 2005, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
  • Project Excellence: ESL Program – Fall 2004, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas
  • Masters of Educational Administration/Supervision – Spring 1999, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
  • Masters of Science in Environmental Studies – Spring 1991, Friends University, Wichita, Kansas
  • Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education – Spring 1986, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas


  • Patterson, Campbell, Johnson, Marx, & Whitener (2013). Using Policy Attributes Theory to Examine Implementation in Two Title I Middle Schools. Planning and Changing: An Educational Leadership and Policy Journal, Volume 44, Number 1/2.

Latest Research

  • Bridge Leadership in School Resource Management: School Business Administrator Perspectives (2011). Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • Stakeholders’ Opinions Regarding Facility Needs 
  • School Marketing: A Framework for Developing a Strategic Plan
  • An Investigation of a high school’s Structure of Intellect Program
  • A Study to Determine the Need for an Expanded Transition Program for Students Moving from Elementary to Middle School
  • America’s Choice: A Study of Comprehensive School Reform in Two Urban Middle Schools

Civic/Volunteer Involvements

  • CAEP/KSDE Accreditation External Review Team Member
  • USD465 Foundation Board of Directors
  • USD465 Art Preservation Project Chair
  • Cowley County United Way – Past Chair

Lectures and Speaking Engagements

  • Teaching/Learning
  • Public Education
  • Early Childhood Initiatives
  • Leadership 
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