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Proven Leadership and Vision

Meet the Dean

Kathlene Holmes Campbell

Dean Kathlene Holmes Campbell is a visionary who is leading the School of Education in preparing teachers to educate the next generation of changemakers. Her vision is clear. It includes improving the teacher curriculum, strengthening relationships with local schools and school districts, and embracing the teacher residency model.

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About the Dean

Dr. Campbell earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.  She previously led the clinically-oriented teacher preparation program with the National Center for Teacher Residencies, where she has worked extensively with several California State University campuses associated with the New Generation of Educators Initiative. She is also a board member for several organizations such as Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), Generation Next, and the Greater Twin Cities United Way.

Dr. Campbell spent seven years as a consultant with the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, conducting professional development on effective, research-based instructional strategies for diverse student populations for public school systems in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota. At the university level, she has served as an instructor at the University of Texas and professor of education, director of preparation, and interim dean of education at Florida State College. She started her career as a public school teacher in Tampa, Florida, and then in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

“Dr. Campbell is a transformative leader with a proven record of excellence who will bring new energy and new ideas to St. Thomas in our shared desire to help reimagine PK-12 education for the 21st century,”

Dr. Yohuru Williams, Founding Director of the Racial Justice Institute at St. Thomas