Warren Campbell has been a vibrant part of the fabric of Cal State Northridge since 1961, when he joined the faculty of the Political Science department. His writing and teaching ranged from state and local government, public policy, urban administration, political and governmental ethics, to city planning. In the 1970s Dr. Campbell helped establish CSUN’s Urban Studies and Planning Program and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. He became the MPA’s first co-director in 1985 and continues to teach MPA classes in the Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning. Warren also served as Chair of the Center for Urban Studies.
Dr. Campbell was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, and went on to earn his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Warren has served Cal State Northridge in various capacities, including serving on the Campus Planning Board, Faculty Senate, Senate Executive Committee, and Personnel Planning and Review Committee. He is currently an Ambassador to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Campbell has shared his expertise with the wider community. He has served as member and Chair of the City of Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals; served on the California State Commission on Intergovernmental Relations; and was Executive Director of Destination Ninety Citizens Planning Forum. In November 2008 Dr. Campbell received the Dean Ed Peckham Award from the CSUN Alumni Association in recognition of his outstanding and sustained contributions to the University’s mission.