Research & Such

Selected Books & Monographs:


  • Campbell, R. P., Hettich, P. (2018). Learning Strategies for College and Career, Instructor’s Resource Edition. BVT Publishing: Redlands, CA.
  • Campbell, R. P., Hettich, P. (2017). Learning Strategies for College and Career, 3rd edition. BVT Publishing: Redlands, CA.
  • Campbell, R., P., Hublitz, K. (2017). Northern Arizona University: A Basic Study Skills Seminar Using a Course Connected Mentoring Model. In T. L. Skipper (Ed.), What Makes the First-Year Seminar High-Impact? An Exploration of Effective Educational Practices, (Research Reports on College Transitions, 7) (pp 81-85). Columbia, SC: National Resource Center for First-Year Students and Students in Transition.
  • Cole, R., P., Saltonstall, M., & Gore, P.A. (2008). Assessing student readiness to promote student success: a campus collaboration. Monograph 49, Exploring the Evidence: Initiatives in the First College Year (pp 27-34). Columbia, SC: National Resource Center for First-Year Students and Students in Transition.




Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:


  • Campbell, R., P., Buford, B. (2017). Resource Spotlight: Boosting First-Year Courses and Programs with Technology. esource for College Transitions, 14, 15-17. Columbia, SC: National Resource Center for First-Year Students and Students in Transition.
  • Campbell, R. P., Saltonstall, M., & Buford, B. (Spring 2013). The scholarship of a movement: A 24-year content analysis of the Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 24, 13 – 34.
  • Robbins, S. B., Allen, J., Casillas, A., Akamigbo, A., Saltonstall, M., Cole, R. P., Mahoney, E., & Gore, P. A. Jr. (2009). Associations of resource and service utilization, risk level, and college outcomes. Research in Higher Education, 50, 101-118.




In Progress:


Campbell, R., P., (in progress). Leveraging the power of course readings for engaged pedagogy and self-regulated learning. Book project. Target publisher, Stylus.

Campbell, R., P. (in progress). Under the hood: Is there a social justice disparity in academic success on my campus?? Target journals, E-Source for College Transitions or Peer Review.

Campbell, R., P., Girardot, S., Rankin, D., & Chaseley, T. (in progress). Common reading, not common thinking. The Chronical of Higher Education.

Campbell, R., P., Morrison, N. & Abercrombie, S. (in progress). Student attributions for academic probation. Target journal, Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.




Selected Peer Reviewed Presentations (exceptions noted):


  • Campbell, R., P., Abercrombie, S., Deasy, P. & Morrison, N. (March 2018). Student attributions for academic probation. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2018.

  • Campbell, R., P., Herman, C., & Graham, D. (2017). Learning to Listen: Listening to Learn. Paper presented to the 36th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Atlanta, GA.
  • Campbell, R., P., Rode, D., Stoeckel, S., & Weathermon, K. (2016, February). One Book, Four Ways. Presentation to the 35th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Orlando, FL.
  • Campbell, R., P., Chen, Z., Canning, P. C., Hublitz, K., Dickson, K. L. & Neff, L. (2016, February). Longitudinal Impact of Two Different First-Year Seminars: NAU 100 and NAU 120. Paper presentation to the 35th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Orlando, FL.
  • Campbell, R. P. (Presenter). (2015, August 20). Mindset [Audio podcast #062]. In B. Stachowiak (Producer), Teaching in Higher Ed. Retrieved from http://teachinginhighered.com/podcast/mindset/ (not peer reviewed)
  • Weathermon, K., Girardot, S., Tippets, J., Campbell, R., P., Rankin, D. (2015, February). What Do We Mean by Common in a Common Reading? Presentation to the 34th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Dallas, TX.
  • Campbell, R., P., Kotinek, J., Denzine, G. (2015, February). Look Who's Coming to College: Nine-year Olds On Campus. Presentation to the 34th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Dallas, TX.
  • Campbell, R. P., and facilitator from Counseling Services. (2015 - 2017). Campus Connect: A Suicide Gatekeeper Training. Co-facilitated over 6 workshops for ATP Peer Educator Development in conjunction with the NAU Mental Health Task Force and Counseling Services, Northern Arizona University. (not peer reviewed)
  • Hublitz, K., & Campbell, R. P. (2014, February). Do You Mind? Applying Mindset Theory to First-Year Programs. Presentation to the 33rd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Diego, CA.
  • Campbell, R., P., & Gore, P., Campbell, R., P., Kinzie, J., Reason, R., & Torres, V. (2014, February). Trends in our Research, Theory, and Practice. Presentation to the 33rd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Diego, CA.
  • Giradot, S., Rankin, D., Campbell, R., P., Tippets, J., & Weathermon, K. (2014, February). Debating the Value of Common Reading Programs: A Multi-Institutional Panel. Presentation to the 33rd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Diego, CA.
  • Campbell, R., P., & Buford, B. (2013, February). Assessing the Effectiveness of a Study Skills Course for First-Year At-Risk Students. Presentation to the 31th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Antonio, TX.
  • Buford, B., & Campbell, R. P. (2012, July). Lessons Learned: A First-Year Seminar for International Students. Presentation to the 25th International Conference on the First-Year Experience, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Campbell, R., P., Merica, M., & Buford, B. (2012, July). First-Year Seminar Assessment: Using Propensity Scores to Control for Self-Selection Bias. Presentation to the 25th International Conference on the First-Year Experience, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Campbell, R., P., & Buford, B. (2012, February). Course Connected Coaching: A Unique Blend of First-Year Seminar with Peer Educators. Presentation to the 31th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Antonio, TX.
  • Campbell, R., P., Grisham, E., & Saltonstall, M. (2011, February). Using Program Audit Data to Enhance the First-Year Experience. Presentation to the 30th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Atlanta, GA.
  • Campbell, R. P., Saltsontall, M., Merica, M., & Grisham, E., (2011, February). An In-depth Look at DFW Rates in a Study Skills Intensive First-Year Seminar. Presentation to the 30th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Atlanta, GA.
  • Leuwerke, W., Gore, P. A., Jr., & Cole, R. P. (2011, February). Non-cognitive assessment and intervention strategies to promote student engagement and retention. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the First-Year Experience, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Gore, P. A., Leuwerke, W. C., Williams, G., Campbell, R., P., & Reece, A. (2010, February). Data-driven student success solutions: Notes from the field. Presentation to the 29th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Denver, CO.
  • Girardot, S., Campbell, R., P., & St. John, W. (2010, February). Effective Practices for Integrating Common Reading Programs into the First-Year Seminar: Institutional and Author Perspectives. Presentation to the 29th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Denver, CO.
  • Campbell, R. P., & Grisham, E. (2011, February). Developing a Set of Shared Learning Outcomes for the First-Year Experience. Preconference workshop presented to the 30th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Denver, CO.
  • Campbell, R., P., & Grisham, E. (2010, February). Focused Dialogue: Learning Outcomes in FYE Programs. Presentation to the 29th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Denver, CO.
  • Saltonstall, M., Campbell, R., P., & Gore, P. (2010, February). Academic Performance and Retention: An Institution-Wide Model for Promoting Success. Paper presented to the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research Annual Meeting, Flagstaff, Arizona




Selected Grants:


  • Campbell, R., P., Banks, C. (2015). Dorrance Scholarship Summer Bridge Transition Program. Submitted for funding to the Dorrance Scholarship Program at the Arizona Community Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ. (Award $236,965).
  • Cole, R., P., Pugliesi, K., & Shadiow, L. K. (2005). Transforming the Freshman Year: A University-wide Program to Promote Pedagogies of Engagement. Submitted and accepted for funding through the Learner Centered Education Program, Arizona Board of Regents. (Award, $49,764)
  • Awarded numerous internal grants for NAU’s common reading program, ranging between $6,100 and $18,000.
  • Awarded numerous internal grants from the NAU Recruitment & Retention Grant Program, typical award $1,500 (capped at $2,500)




Selected Professional Development:


Campbell, R. P. (2019, July 18). STEP into mindset: A workshop on increasing student self-regulated learning. Presented at Course Hero Education Summit ‘19, Redwood City, CA.

Campbell, R. P. Visible teaching & learning as social justice. Power Lunch discussion presented at There’s a Reason I’m a Teacher (TARIAT) Conference, COE, Northern Arizona.

Campbell, R. P., Nolan, W. (2019, March 6). Know Thy Impact. Workshop presented to Northern Arizona University through the Faculty Professional Development Program.

Campbell, R. P., Blankenship, B. (2019, January 30). Teaching for Student Accountability. Workshop presented to Northern Arizona University through the Faculty Professional Development Program.

Campbell, R. P., Heinonen, P., Van Schoick, M., & Anderson, C. (2018, August). Addressing Student Concerns. Workshop presented to the College of Education Faculty and Staff Fall Assembly.

Campbell, R. P. (2018, June). Step Up Your Mindset! Workshop presented to the Dorrance Scholars for the Arizona Community Foundation.

Campbell, R. P. (2018, April). Through-lines: The Ties That Bind Us. Workshop presented to the faculty at Moore Elementary School, Houston, TX.

Hublitz, K., & Campbell, R. P. (2015, February). Do You Mind? Using Mindset Theory to Create Self-Regulated Learners. Pre-conference Workshop presented to the 34th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Dallas, TX.

Campbell, R., P., & Gore, P. (2014, February). Supporting the First-Year Transition Using Non-Cognitive Indicators. Pre-conference Workshop presented to the 33rd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Diego, CA.

Campbell, R., P., & Grisham, E. (2011, February). Developing a Set of Shared Learning Outcomes for the First-Year Experience. Pre-Conference Workshop conducted at the 30th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Atlanta, GA.




Selected Service Related to Student Success:


  • Editor, eSource for College Transitions, (2016 – 2019).
  • Student Success Academy Mentor, Higher Learning Commission (2019 – present)
  • Persistence & Completion Academy Mentor, Higher Learning Commission (2015 – 2019).
  • Reviewer for First-Year Experience Conferences and Meetings, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition (2010 – present).
  • Served on and Chaired, NAU’s Academic Standards Committee, a key committee of the faculty senate which sets policies related to enrollment and matriculation (2015-2016).
  • Reviewer, Paul P. Fidler Research Grant, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition (2016 – present).
  • Co-Chair, College of Education Recruitment & Retention Committee, NAU, (2016 – 2018).
  • Faculty Liaison for Education House Residential Learning Community, NAU, (2017 – 2018).
  • Member of the First-Year Advisory Board for Common Reading Programs, Penguin, Random House (2010 – 2015).
  • Member of the editorial review board of the Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, (2002 – 2015).