Campbell, Michael

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Graduate Education

Phone: 352-588-7276



  • Ph.D.   University of Central Florida (UCF)  2007  
  • MSW   The Florida State University               1994   
  • BSW   The Florida State University               1992 


Michael currently serves and an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work where he teaches in the Masters in Social Work track at Saint Leo University.  He attained his Ph.D. from the Public Affairs program at the University of Central Florida and his Masters and Bachelor’s Degrees in Social Work from The Florida State University with an emphasis on children and family issues.  Dr. Campbell has held several academic, clinical and administrative roles including most recently the Director of Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando Florida where he was also on faculty with the College of Medicine and School of Social Work at the University of Central Florida.  He maintains a clinical license in social work practice and remains actively engaged in Social Work research and clinical practice. 

Community Affiliation:

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Florida Licensed Clinical Social Work                                 
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Society for Social Work Leaders in Healthcare
  • March of Dimes; Board of Directors (term fulfilled)

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Dr. Campbell continuously aspires to cultivate an academic environment of engaged inquiry, curiosity and mutual respect. The Council of Social Work Education calls him to honor “service, social justice, the dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, competence, human rights, and scientific inquiry.”  His teaching philosophy is steeped in the fundamental belief that active student learning is tied to student-learning outcomes and the student’s acquisition of knowledge. His active research agenda has a focus on issues of family engagement, pediatric wellness and child welfare / public policy.

Honors & Awards:

  • Robert A. Doughty, MD, PhD Award; August 2007 - Awarded for personal academic achievement in support of Nemours Value to ‘Learn’ and advance Nemours “Learning Organization” philosophy.
  • FAHS-Beck Scholar; December 2006 - Awarded for research efforts that contribute to a greater understanding of social problems affecting individuals, families and local communities.    

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