Campion, Patricia

Title: Associate Professor of Global Studies and Sociology; Director, Global Studies Program

Department: Department of Social Sciences

Phone: 352-588-8352



  • Diploma in Agricultural Engineering, Institut Supérieur Agricole de Beauvais (France)
  • Certificate of Specialization in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
  • MA in Sociology, Louisiana State University
  • PhD in Sociology with a minor in Geography, Louisiana State University


Dr. Patricia Campion was born and raised in Chartres, France. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Córdoba, Spain, and completed an internship in Bolivia. For her dissertation, she pursued her interest in Latin America by analyzing the spatial distribution of local NGOs in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. After graduation, she created a consulting firm in the California Central Valley, providing strategic planning and evaluation services to local social service organizations. She then moved to Tennessee Technological University for four years, before joining Saint Leo University in 2009. She teaches a variety of Sociology and Global Studies courses, and also teaches in the Honors program. She has been a member of the Saint Leo Institutional Review Board since 2010 and chaired it for three years. In her spare time, she likes to travel, walk her dogs, cook, and write.

Community Affiliation:

  • Member, Global Studies Association of North America
  • Member, Southern Sociological Society
  • Member, Latin American Studies Association
  • Member, Saint Leo Writers Circle
  • Member, Amnesty International
  • Member, Sierra Club

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Dr. Campion’s favorite courses include Sociological Theory, Applied Social Research and Evaluation, Medical Sociology, Global Social Change, NGOs: The Global Do-Gooders, and Systems Thinking. Her research interests center on applied research and evaluation as they relate to community development and well-being. She is particularly interested in the fate of rural communities in our globalized world. As an evaluator for Sunrise of Pasco County, she is currently investigating the effectiveness of intimate partner violence prevention programs.

Honors & Awards:

  • Recognition at the Luncheon of the LINCs-Family Support, Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force, Pasco County, FL for the provision of evaluation services, 2012.
  • American Sociological Association, Sydney S. Spivack Applied Social Research and Social Policy Community Action Research award, 2008.
  • Jacob Javits fellowship, US Department of Education, 1998-2002.

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