Betsy Campbell

Assistant Professor Penn State University, College of Education

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.