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Shawnrece Campbell

Associate Professor of English

Dr. Shawnrece D. Campbell is the Founding Director and Program Chair of the Adult Degree Completion Program in Organizational Leadership, an Associate Professor of English, and an affiliate faculty member of the Africana Studies Program. She has a Ph.D. in English and an M.B.A. and has been teaching at Stetson University for 14 years. For the last eleven of those years, her research has focused on ethnomedical criticism, that is the exploration of traditional healing practices, including the use of food and spirituality, as depicted in literature.

Before becoming Director and Program Chair of the Adult Degree Completion Program, Dr. Campbell was the Director of the Africana Studies Program for nine years (2003-2012) and taught courses in Africana Studies, English and Gender Studies. Those courses focused on the importance of food in retaining one's cultural heritage as well as passing it on to the next generation; the intersectionalities of race, gender and class in U.S. communities, and the empowerment of women. Now that she teaches solely in the Adult Degree Completion Program, Dr. Campbell's courses will focus on leading diversity in the workplace, critical analysis and research and communication literacy.


  • Ph.D., English, Kent State University
  • M.A., English, Youngstown State University
  • M.B.A., business, Stetson University
  • B.A., English, John Carroll University

Course Topics

  • Research Foundations for Understanding
  • Research & Writing about Experience
  • Leading Diversity in the Workplace

Research Interests

  • Diaspora
  • Women studies
  • Historical preservation
  • Economic sustainability studies
  • Theorizing transcultural intertextuality
  • Communal holistic empowerment


  • 2016/17 Goldstein, D. and S.D. Campbell. (in revision). Toni Morrison's Secret Drive: How A Noble Laureate Moves Her Readers. University of Tennessee Press.
  • 2016 Campbell S.D. "Ethiopian Healing Scrolls, Ethnomedical Criticism, Garifuna Healers, and Trans- Atlantic Authors of the African Diaspora." International Conference Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions. Published Conference Proceedings.
  • 2014 Campbell. S.D. "Using Ethiopian Healing Scrolls as Ethnomedicine to Read Healing in African American and Contemporary American Literature by Women." Multiethnic American Literatures: Essay for Teaching Context and Culture. Ed. Helane Androne. Jefferson: McFarland Press.
  • 2014 Brendan, R., Perry, W., Campbell S.D. Poster Abstract. "Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Empowerment in South African Lodging: A Case Study." Travel and Tourism Research Association Conference in Brugge, Belgium.
  • 2013 Amiri, S., S.D. Campbell, & Y. Ruan. "China's Government Expenditures, Policies, and Promotion of the ICT Industry." International Journal of Applied Science and Technology 3(1), 7-18.
  • 2011 "Richard Wright's Journey to His Other World: Haiku." Ed. John Zheng. The Other World of Richard Wright: Perspectives on His Haiku. University Press of Mississippi.
  • 2008 Campbell, S.D. "Gurl Power's Connection to Womanism." International Journal of Africana Studies 14(2), 189-211.
  • 008 Jones, C.E., A. Newson-Horst, A. Young & S.D. Campbell. "Affecting Institutionalization: Assessment of Student Learning in Africana Studies." Journal of Black Studies 39(1), 43-56.
  • 2001 "Richard Wright's Other World: Haiku." Modern Haiku Fall 2001, 54-57.

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