Joseph Campbell

Lecturer and Director, Environmental Professionals Network

Research and Focus

My research and professional focus is on the balance between community economic development and natural resource management in rural areas of the U.S. and abroad. I oversee OSU’s Social Responsibility Initiative and conduct applied research on the social impacts of energy development. I’ve worked on community development and research projects in Appalachian, mining and agricultural communities in the U.S. and in Ghana. 
Research Areas 
  • Intergovernmental collaboration for economic development 
  • Rural sociology 
  • Natural resource management 
  • Watershed restoration 


Spring 2014
  • RURLSOC 4500: Leadership and Community Development 
  • CRPLAN 6970: International Development Studio -Ghana 
Areas of Expertise
  • intergovernmental collaboration for economic development
  • rural sociology
  • natural resource management

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2021 Coffey Rd
Columbus, OH 43210