Associate Vice President,
Rosen Center for Advanced Computing
files/John_Campbell.mp3 Hear from John Campbell on current accomplishments and goals
Dr. John P. Campbell was named an ITaP associate vice president in August 2001 and currently leads ITaP’s research-computing arm, the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing. Campbell has held the appointment since November 2007 and previously served as ITaP’s associate vice president for teaching and learning technologies.
Campbell now supervises all aspects of ITaP’s research-computing support, including computational clusters, grid technology, large-scale storage, visualization, science gateway development, faculty consulting and user training. He oversees a team of about 60 people and reports to Gerry McCartney, Purdue’s vice president for information technology and chief information officer.
Focused on providing leading IT services to Purdue’s research community, Campbell oversaw the recent deliveries of Coates and Steele – large cluster-computing systems each built in one day and collectively supporting the research of more than 60 faculty members across more than 30 departments. In addition to providing system support, the Rosen center is home to the HUBzero project and Purdue’s portion of the TeraGrid . Through faculty partnerships, the center also is actively involved with nanoHUB, the CMS project and PRISM.
Prior to his role within ITaP, Campbell was the director of Purdue’s Multimedia Instructional Development Center. He also previously served as the director of the center for instructional technology in the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University.
Campbell has earned three degrees from Purdue – a 1989 bachelor’s degree in mathematics and science education, a 1991 master’s degree in educational computing and instructional design and a 2007 doctorate in higher-education administration.
Holding a courtesy appointment in the educational technology program of Purdue’s College of Education, Campbell teaches courses on leadership and project management.
Campbell also has been nationally and internationally recognized for actively exploring academic analytics to improve Purdue’s student retention. He has delivered more than two dozen speeches on the topic and published several articles and manuscripts. Additionally, Campbell has published more than 25 articles and book chapters and presented at 75 national and international conferences.
Professional accolades include Campus Technologies Magazine’s 2009 Campus Innovator Award, a 2007 “One to Watch” designation by CIO Magazine and a 2006 IT Leadership Award for Pedagogy and IT Practice by EdTech Magazine.
Campbell currently serves on the research computing group for the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and previously chaired its learning technology group. In 2007, Campbell was a Scholar in Residence with EDUCAUSE – a professional organization representing higher-education IT – and formerly served on its advisory committee for teaching and learning. Campbell also serves on editorial boards for the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Journal and the International Journal on eLearning.
He is married to Dr. Lois Campbell, with whom he has two children, and enjoys woodworking, canoeing, backpacking and other outdoor activities.
Campbell can be reached by email or by phone at (765) 494-1289.
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