Celeste Barnette Campbell, EdD - Lead Faculty

Celeste Barnette Campbell, EdD - Lead Faculty

Celeste Barnette Campbell

College of Education

Dr. Celeste Barnette Campbell serves as Lead Faculty in Ashford's College of Education. Her extensive professional experience in the field of education includes stints as a high school science teacher, director of student activities, assistant principal, and elementary school principal. She holds teaching credentials from UCSD and Cal State, San Marcos; a BA from Duke (a double major in Biology and Religion); a Master’s in Educational Leadership from University of San Diego; and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCLA (the latter of which she started when her son was 7 days old; he walked her across the stage to get her diploma wearing a cap and gown of his own when he was 3 years old!). She was attracted to the vibrancy and innovation of Ashford University, and feels that she has the best job in the world. “I love coming to work every day! Everyone deserves the opportunity to earn a high quality education, and Ashford makes this opportunity affordable and accessible to so many more people.” Dr. Campbell, a self-described Southern belle, grew up in North Carolina and now lives in Rancho Bernardo, CA with her two children.

See Dr. Campbell discuss Ashford's Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Arts in Child Development programs.