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Shanyce L. Campbell, Ph.D.

[shuh-NEESE  /  EL  /  kam-BULL]

Shanyce L. Campbell is a Midwestern Blackgirl — originally from "The Dotte" in Kansas City — who has lived in cities throughout North Carolina, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Irvine, and currently Pittsburgh.


She is an interdisciplinary scholar with a focus on Public Policy and draws from the fields of Education, Sociology, and Economics. Her research focuses on understanding how policies and practices influence access to quality learning opportunities for students marginalized by the educational system. Employing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods, she explores three institutional factors associated with advancing marginalized students’ opportunities to learn – instructional quality, school-community partnerships, and curriculum. Dr. Campbell’s work has appeared in several top education journals including American Educational Research Journal and Educational Researcher. 

Shanyce dedicates herself to the work of BGU primarily because of her identity as a servant leader. BGU "affords me the opportunity to mentor blackgirls so we can walk in purpose." She is a self-proclaimed nerd whose lived experiences drive her toward projects that critically support blackgirls and our respective communities. Her background as a tax accountant with Deloitte certainly informs her role as the BGU Treasurer, but when asked why she is part of this community and the Board of Directors, she simply says, "I have to be here. It's like I didn't really have a choice."

Dr. Campbell earned her B.A. — summa cum laude — in Accounting with a minor in Economics from North Carolina A&T State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy in 2014 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was acknowledged as the first Black woman graduate from the program since its inception in 1990. She was a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Michigan in The School of Education, transitioned the University of California, Irvine, School of Education, and currently is an Assistant Professor at The University of Pittsburgh, School of Education. She is a member of various academic and professional organizations including American Educational Research Association (AERA), Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA), Association for Public Policy Analysis Analysis and Management (APPAM).

She cites Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (Kendrick Lamar) as her favorite album and A Love Noire (Erica Simone Turnipseed) as her favorite book. For life balance she enjoys working out, reading, the arts, and trying new recipes with her Ninja and food dehydrator.

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