Campbell, Conni

Conni Campbell

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Teacher Performance Assessment & MATL Programs
  • Phone: (619) 849-2532 Main Campus
  • Phone: (619) 563-2842 Mission Valley


  • Ed.D in Educational Leadership, University of La Verne, 2004
  • M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, Cross-Curricular Emphasis, University of San Diego, 1989
  • B.A in Liberal Studies, Bilingual Education, University of San Diego, 1988


Dr. Campbell began her teaching career in the San Diego County as a bilingual classroom teacher where students learned in their native language within the same classroom, some in English and some in Spanish, grades K-6.  She served in several schools within the district before becoming a Reading Specialist, providing small group instruction to struggling readers grades K-6, in both English and Spanish.  After 9 years of teaching she earned her Administrative Services Credential and the position of Director of the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program for the North Coastal Consortium providing 6 districts with teacher professional development and BTSA program coordination under the statewide grant to provide new teachers with formal induction through the guidance of trained mentor teachers.  After completing my doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, she was chosen to be the principal of Paul Ecke Central School in Encinitas Union School District where she led a Title I School to a successful API score through intentional practice for both native English and Spanish speaking students.  After 19 years in the public school system, Dr. Campbell serves at Point Loma Nazarene University as a professor, and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Studies for the School of Education, as well as Coordinator of the Teaching Performance Assessment.  She chairs the Teacher Education Committee and serves on the Institutional Effectiveness Committee to help guide the university to successful WASC accreditation through the design of and assessment of Institutional and Program Learning Outcomes.  She currently consults with private and public schools designing learning strategies for student success and assessment systems for school-wide data collection and analysis.


Strengths Quest:

Maximizer, Learner, Strategic, Arranger, Connectedness


Credentials Earned:

  • California Multiple Subjects Credential, Bilingual/Cross-cultural Certification, 1988
  • Reading Specialist Credential, 1994
  • California Administrative Services Credential, 1996


Courses Taught:

  • EDU 603, Classroom Assessment and Research Practices
  • EDU 601, Principles of Language Acquisition
  • GED 689, Research Methods
  • GED 681, Educational Measurement and Evaluation


Dr. Campbell's research interests are in the area of assessment practice in the K-12 setting, effective teaching strategies for English learners and Advanced learners, and dispositions that contribute to effective teaching.



"Educating the Educators: a study of collegial coaching and improvements in teaching and learning", Dr. Phillip Pendley, chair, University of La Verne, 2004



Presenter at WASC Annual Conference, April 2012, “Moving Assessment from Paper to the Web: Choosing, Developing, Utilizing and Analyzing Assessment Data on a Web-based System”

Presenter at CERA, December 2011, “Classroom Assessment and Grading Practices”

Presenter at EPIC Research Institute, October 2011, “Classroom Assessment and Grading Practices”

Presenter at ACSI, November 2010, "Assessing Dispositions of K-12 Teachers and Students"

Presenter at CCTE, October 2010, "Teaching Performance Assessment and Dispositions: Linking policy with institutional priorities"

Presenter at Westmont College, May 2010, "Dispositions in Teacher Education: A Christian Perspective"

Presenter at CCTE, October 2009, "Assessing Dispositions: A Heuristic for Teacher Education Candidates"

Presenter at CERA, November 2009, "TPA as a Formative and Summative Evaluation Tool"

Presenter at ACSI, November 2009, "Assessment Practice in the K-12 Classroom"

Presenter at CCTE, March 2008, "Linking Pre-Service to Induction"


Campbell, C (2011). Effective Grading Practices K-12.

Campbell, C., Croy, K., Gibbs, S., Swezey, J., Railsback, G. (2008). Faculty satisfaction at private religious colleges. Private School Monitor 29(2), 1-18.