Gardner Campbell


Associate Professor of English, Virginia Commonwealth University

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Gardner Campbell currently serves as Associate Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where for nearly three years he also served as Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success and Dean of VCU’s University College. Prior to his time at VCU, Gardner was an administrator and professor at Virginia Tech, Baylor University, and the University of Mary Washington. A pioneer in adapting Doug Engelbart’s conceptual framework to teaching and learning in higher education, Gardner is currently writing a book that will tell the story of Engelbart’s monumental 1962 research report and manifesto, Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework: how it came to be, why it is important, and what we must learn from it if we are to use computing technologies to improve our world rather that degrade it.

An intellectual omnivore, Gardner is a former radio announcer, a scholar in Milton and Renaissance studies, film studies, and new media studies, and a bassist. He’s been a member of numerous advisory boards as well as the governing boards of the New Media Consortium and the Doug Engelbart Institute. He also speaks frequently at conferences and workshops, both nationally and internationally (Sweden, Canada, Italy, Australia): You can read his blog, “Gardner Writes,” at