Susan Campbell

Associate Professor

Susan Campbell
Susan Campbell

Contact

707-664-2628

Office

Stevenson 3096-B

Office Hours

Monday:
12:00-13:00 and by appointment
Education
  • Ph.D. in Education 2006, University of California, Davis
  • M.A. in Education 2003, University of California, Davis
  • M.S. Counseling 1988, California State University, East Bay
Academic Interests
  • History and Social Studies Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Theoretical and Social Foundations of Education
Concentrations

Social Studies Methods, School and Society, Identity and Agency for Socially Just Classrooms and Communities

Biography
  • 2014 to present-Sonoma State University - Associate Professor- Department of Literacy Studies and Elementary Education. Responsibilities include teaching social studies methods courses to students in the multiple subject credential program; teaching graduate students in the M.A. in Education program, teach undergraduate education courses, serve on M.A. committees; serve on university, school, and department committees; LSEE department chair 2013 to 2015. 
  • 2008 to 2014 - Sonoma State University - Assistant Professor- School of Education, Department of Literacy, Elementary, and Early Education. Responsibilities include teaching social studies methods courses to students in the multiple subject credential program; teaching graduate students in the M.A. in Education program, teach  undergraduate education courses, serve on M.A. committees; serve on university, school, and department committees; Multiple Subject Advisor; supervise credential students in the field, teach seminar at field site.
  • Director of Multiple Subject Program-beginning fall 2012
  • 2007-2008 - University of California, Davis - Lecturer - “Guidance and Counseling” upper division undergraduates/developed new course curriculum
  • 2007-2008 - University of California, Davis - Lecturer - “Introduction to Schools”/ upper division undergraduates         
  • 2006 - University of California, Davis - Teaching Assistant - “Qualitative Methods”/ Ph.D. and M.A. students       
  • 2005 - University of California, Davis - Teaching Assistant - “Inquiry into Classroom Practice”/Teacher credential students            
  • 2003 - University of California, Davis - Teaching Assistant - “Reading in the Elementary School”/ Teacher credential students
  • 2001-2004 - University of California, Davis - Teaching Assistant - “Introduction to Schools”/ upper division undergraduates
  • 1998-2001, Resource Teacher - St. Jerome Catholic School/ K-8
  • 1996-1998, Third Grade Teacher - St. Jerome Catholic School and St. John Catholic School
  • 1977-1980, Eighth Grade Teacher - Newport News Public Schools/ taught U.S History and Language Arts block
  • 1977-1981, Ninth Grade Teacher - Newport News Public Schools/ taught World Geography and World History
Selected Publications & Presentations

Current Research Studies:
“Fostering Service Learning in K-6 Classrooms: Reflections from Student Teachers About the Challenges and Rewards of Engaging Elementary Students to Care” A one year study chronicling the journey of student teachers as they develop and execute a service learning project during their clinical practice.
Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • Campbell, S. E. (2012). California Teachers and Social Studies: A Survey Report on Approaches to Curriculum and Instruction, Social Studies Review, 51, 120-123.
  • Campbell, S. E. (2011).  Investigating Metacom’s War: Analyzing Rowlandson’s Primary Document in Upper Elementary Classrooms, The Social Studies,                         
  • Campbell, S. E.  (2010). War as a Human Experience: Using Historical Thinking Circles to Understand the Everyday Lives of People During the American Revolution.  Sunburst, 26(1), 11-13.
  • Curriculum Development
  • “Financial Literacy for Elementary Students” (2019). Created a project-based learning curriculum for students in grades K-6. Funded by Redwood Credit Union.
  • “Restorative Practices SOMOS Circles for Grades 5 and 6” [2016]. Created curriculum for SOMOS Circles for the Restorative Resources organization https://www.restorativeresources.org/somos-circles.html

Peer-Reviewed National and State Conference Presentations:

  • Campbell, S.E. (2020). When the Firestorm Transforms: Becoming the Community Partner. Continuums of Service National Conference, Seattle, Washington March 31st-April 1st.
  • Campbell, S. E. (2019).  Financial Literacy Curriculum for Elementary Students. National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Austin, Texas November 21st-24th.
  • Campbell, S.E. (2018). When the Firestorm Transforms: Becoming the Community Partner. Continuums of Service Western Regional Meeting, San Diego, CA March 6th-8th.
  • Campbell, S.E. (2013). What Does Freedom Mean? The Relocation of Americans after the Emancipation Proclamation. National Council for History Education, annual conference, Richmond, VA March 21st-23rd.
  • Campbell, S. E. (2013). Finally Free: Assisting Students in Understanding Emancipation. California Council for the Social Studies, annual conference, Burlingame, CA. March 8th-10th.
  • Campbell, S. E. (2012). Understanding War from the Perspective of the Home Front. California Council for the Social Studies, annual conference, Anaheim, CA. March 2-4, 2012.
  • Campbell, S. E. (2011).  Service Learning: Helping Your Students Change Their World. California Council for Social Studies, annual conference, Sacramento, CA. March 4-6, 2011.
  • Campbell, S. E. (2010). The Convergence of Cultures in 1675 Massachusetts: Analyzing Mary Rowlandson’s Primary Document. California Council for History Education, annual conference, Sacramento, CA September 24-25, 2010.
  • Campbell, S. E. (2010). The Convergence of Cultures During Colonial New England: How Mary Rowlandson’s Captive Narrative Anchors Classroom Discussions Concerning Early American Cultures. National Council for History Education, annual conference, San Diego, CA March 25-27, 2010.
  • Campbell, S. E. (2009). Facilitating Fifth Grade Students’ Civil War Understanding through Perspective Recognition.  National Council for the Social Studies, annual conference, Atlanta, GA November 13-15, 2009.
  • Campbell, S. E. (2009). Moral Dilemmas on a Civil War Battlefield. National Council    for the Social Studies, annual conference, Atlanta, GA November 13-15, 2009.
  • Campbell, S. E. (2009). Everyday Lives during the Revolution: Using Historical   Fiction to Help Fifth Graders Understand the Impact of the American Revolution on Families. California Council for History Education, annual conference, Costa Mesa, CA, September 25-26, 2009.
  • Campbell, S. E. (2008). Creating a Context for Critical Thinking using Historical Fiction.  National Council for the Social Studies, annual conference, Houston, Texas, November 14-16, 2008.
  • Campbell, S. E. (2008). A Critical View of History: Fifth Grade Students’ Process of   Constructing a Critical Historical Perspective. Annual Meeting of the American    Educational Research Association, New York, N.Y., March 24-28, 2008

Other Presentations:

  • Campbell, S. E. (2009). A Critical View of History: Fifth Grade Students’ Process of   Constructing a Critical Historical Perspective. Graduate seminar, Sonoma State University, March 19, 2009
  • Campbell, S. E. (2008). Discourse Analysis as a Means for Understanding Fifth Graders’ Critical Thinking Process. Graduate seminar, University of California, Davis. January 23, 2008.