Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES)

Katy Campbell

Inducted in

University of Alberta (Canada)

Dean Emeritus

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Biographical Abstracts

Katy Campbell completed her doctorate in 1994; her dissertation was a narrative inquiry of an instructional design process, Collaborative Instructional Design: A Transformative Social Activity. Her research and practice explore issues of identity and social change agency of instructional designers and engaged and engagement scholarship. Her most recent research takes a sociocultural and geopolitical lens to the institutionalization of engaged scholarship in higher education, accomplished through a feminist, structuralist methodology.

As dean of the Faculty of Extension (2007-2019), Campbell led the re-imagining of its intellectual domain from continuing education to university-community engagement. Campbell has published extensively and has held offices in numerous scholarly, professional, and community organizations, including the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), the IMS Global Learning Consortium’s Learning Design Working Group, the University of Alberta’s Employment and Equity Committee, Racism Free Edmonton, the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council, the Academy of Community Engaged Scholars, the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, and Equal Voice (Alberta North).


Areas of Expertise

  • Instructional design
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Gender and technology
  • Higher education
  • Engagement scholarship