George Campbell Jr.



predoctoral instiution: B.S. Drexel University in physics

doctoral institution: Ph.D. from Syracuse University in physics

current employment. President of Cooper Union University (New York City). Dr. Campbell currently serves on the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee's Socio-Economic and Workforce Panel, the Congressional Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science and the Engineering Advisory Council of Cooper Union.

While pursuing his doctorate, George Campbell Jr. drove an old, beat-up car and lived in a modest apartment. His friends, some of whom had gone directly into the workforce after earning a bachelor's degree, were taking ski vacations while Campbell watched free movies on campus. His friends often teased him about getting a job, but the jokes ended when Campbell earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Syracuse University.

In addition, he is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Yale University. He has been awarded the Drexel University Centennial Medal, the Arents Pioneer Medal in Physics from Syracuse University and the Synthesis Medallion from the National Engineering Education Coalition. As an undergraduate, he was a Simon Guggenheim Scholar and earned membership in the national physics honor society. Currently, he is a member of the President's Circle of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine. Married for 30 years to Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell,
dean of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, he and his wife have three sons and live in Harlem New York. One son is Garikai Campbell who has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and is a Professor at Swarthmore.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Campbell served on the faculties of Syracuse University and Nkumbi International College in Zambia. Campbell has conducted research in theoretical high energy physics and in magnetospheric physics.

During twelve years at AT&T Bell Laboratories, he held various R&D and management positions, and was a member of the Bell Labs Leadership Continuity group. In the 1970s, he was part of the team that developed the third generation of communications satellites, and from 1985 through 1988, he led a Bell Labs team in a groundbreaking international research and development collaboration with Kokusal Denshin Denwa (KDD) of Japan and British Telecom international. in satellite and international telecommunications technology development and served as a United States delegate to the International Telecommunications Union. He has published papers in mathematical and high energy physics, telecommunications, and science and technology policy.

Since 1989, George Campbell has been president and CEO of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) a non-profit corpor-ation that-- conducts research and public policy
analysis, publishes original educa-tional materials and develops and operates comprehensive scholarship and academic enrich-ment programs in engineering, targeting economically disadvantaged students, largely from underrepresented
minority groups. Under Dr. Campbell's leadership, public support of NACME has grown from $3.6 million in 1988 to almost $9.0 million in 1999. Widely recognized as leader of the national effort to increase access to careers in science-based fields, NACME received a U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in 1996 and the U.S. Department of Labor's EPIC Award for Exemplary Public Interest Contribution in 1998.

During his tenure at NACME, Campbell gained national prominence as an advocate for both quality and equality in science, mathematics and engineering education. Under his leadership, the organization developed new processes for identifying students with academic promise. NACME is the nation's largest private source of scholarships for minorities in engineering, having supported ten percent of all African American, Latino and American Indian engineers who have graduated since 1980. As president and CEO, Dr. Campbell elevated public policy to a central place in the organization's functions, providing frequent advice to the White House Office of Scientific and Technology Policy, the National Science and Technology Council, the U.S. Congress and other policy-making bodies.

 He recently served two years on the United States Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board. He is a fellow of AAAS, the Engineering Advisory Council of the Cooper Union, the Board of Directors of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and the Board of Trustees of the New York Hall of Science. He is a regular guest commentator on the Nightly Business Report, a national PBS broadcast.

Dr. George Campbell, Jr. is a recipient of the George Arents Pioneer Medal in Physics. He received the Rennselear Polytechnic University Distinguished Service Award for Science and Technology.
On March 13, 2000 Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) named Campbell to its Board of Directors.

July 1, 2000 Campbell was made President of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He is the first African American to hold that position in the college's 141-year history. Cooper Union is the only private, full-scholarship college in the United States dedicated exclusively to preparing students for the professions of engineering, art and architecture.

Selected Publications

Rabl, Veronika; Campbell, George, Jr.; Wali, Kameshwar C. ${\rm SU}(4)$ Clebsch-Gordan coefficients. J. Mathematical Phys. 16 (1975), no. 12, 2494--2506.

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