Dr. Betsy Campbell’s research focuses on the practices of innovative entrepreneurial teams. She is the leader of The Cape at Penn State, a community of practice focused on issues of diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship education.
Earlier in her career Campbell did research at Harvard University and co-directed the MIT Community Innovation Lab. She also won a Ghiso Fellowship to study at the Yale University Center for Bioethics and was a Visiting Scholar at the Hastings Center. Campbell was the founder of two high-tech ventures and one non-profit — Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs — which now has nearly 10,000 members worldwide. As an intrapreneur, her work helped position a software company for a $1.5B acquisition by Lucent Technologies.
Campbell is an active member of the Explorers Club. Previously she served as a sub-committee co-chair for the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors. She also has been an invited judge many times for the MIT IDEAS venture competition. Campbell has two books on entrepreneurship-as-practice with Routledge: "Practice Theory in Action" and "The Innovator's Discussion".