Kimberly Campbell began her teaching career at Estacada Junior High in 1979. Like 50% of beginning teachers, she left the profession after just three years. Her liberal arts background and desire to make the world a better place led her to law school. Kimberly was fortunate to find her way back to teaching. She taught high school English for eight years, sustained by the research she conducted on her classroom practice and students’ learning. In 1995, Kimberly had the unique opportunity to serve as the founding principal for a high school based on the Coalition of Essential Schools. She served in this capacity for four years. Since 1999, Kimberly has been at Lewis & Clark College where she teaches and serves as Language Arts Advisor as well as one of the Cohort Coordinators in the Middle Level/High School Preservice Program.
Although she grew up under the sunny skies of Colorado, Kimberly finds the rain of Oregon the perfect weather for reading, writing, and thinking.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke
Areas of Expertise
Middle and high school language arts, development of knowledge for new teachers, using teacher research to support knowledge development in new teachers, teaching middle and high school literature
Kimberly’s research interests are teacher research, teacher knowledge, and what supports and sustains beginning teachers. Currently she is working on a book to support the teaching of literature in high school classrooms.
- Campbell, K. (2007). Less is more: Teaching literature with short texts—Grades 6-12. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
- Campbell, K. & Hubbard R S. (2003). Letters from home: With grad students? Teaching and Learning: The Journal of Inquiry and Reflective Practice, 17 80-85.
- Campbell, K. (1998). From teacher researcher to principal researcher. Teacher Research: The Journal of Classroom Inquiry.
- Campbell, K. (1997). Wanna read workshop. Reading Stephen King. Urbana, IL: NCTE.
- Campbell, K. (1996). You can’t judge a book by its cover. Oops:What we learn when our teaching fails. York, ME:Stenhouse.
Ed.D. 2004 Portland State University, J.D. 1985 Willamette University College of Law, M.A.T. 1994, B.A. 1979 Lewis & Clark College
From the Newsroom
Associate Professor Kimberly Campbell published two journal articles this year on teaching the essay in middle and high school language arts classes.
Listen in on a conversation with Kimberly Campbell, associate professor of education, and Kristi Latimer, MAT ‘04, as they discuss their new book, Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay.