An Assistant Professor at Penn State, Dr. Betsy Campbell studies the practices of teams at the forefront of scientific discovery, technological innovation, and new venture creation. She directs The Cape, a national initiative addressing matters of diversity, inclusion, and belonging in innovative entrepreneurship. She is a Fulbright Specialist and the winner of two Academy of Management awards for her work at the intersections of diversity and entrepreneurship.
Earlier in her career, Campbell founded high-tech companies and a 501(c)(3) (Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs) which she grew to over 5,000 members worldwide before leaving to get her PhD. She also was the co-director for the MIT Community Innovation Lab and a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center. She is the author of two books published by Routledge – Practice Theory in Action: Empirical Studies of Interaction in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and The Innovator's Discussion: The Conversational Skills of Entrepreneurial Teams.
Her creative work includes documentary theater, choreography, and photography. She is an affiliate of the Penn State Arts and Design Research Incubator and a member of the Explorers Club.