Dr. Melinda Campbell

Melinda Campbell, Ph.D.
Professor and Lead Faculty: Philosophy
Academic Program Director: A. A. in General Education
Academic Program Director: Academic Information Literacy
Department of Arts and Humanities, College of Letters and Sciences
National University
Melinda Campbell received her doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of California, Davis in 1993, where she specialized in metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine art and started her career as a painter. Her dissertation was in the area of color ontology and argued the case for the “subjective realism” of color.

She has been teaching for National University since 1999, starting as an adjunct and online course developer. She formally joined the National faculty at the level of Associate Faculty Professor in June of 2008 and was promoted to full Professor in 2020. Currently, Professor Campbell continues her research in color ontology as well as in philosophy of mind and aesthetics. In addition to teaching undergraduate courses in philosophy, she also creates, designs, and develops online course templates for courses in both philosophy and art.

Professor Campbell’s most recent publications include “Unfolding the Layers of Mind and World: Wellner’s Posthuman Digital Imagination,” Foundations of Science (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10699-020-09767-w and “The Digital Classroom: A Marketplace of Ideas or Just a Marketplace?” in Proceedings of the Society for Phenomenology and Media 4 (2017) 13-22. Additional publications on the topic of color ontology and the phenomenology of color perception include “Seeing Color Appearances,” in Glimpse 15 (2014) 13-18, and “Epistemic Error and Experiential Evidence,” in Glimpse 14 (2012) 19-29. She has also co-authored an article with William Hirstein entitled, “Aesthetics & the Experience of Beauty,” which appears in the 2009 edition of the Elsevier Encyclopedia of Consciousness.
Additional publications in the philosophy of pedagogy include “Collaborating on Critical Thinking: The Team Critique,” in Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 4(2), (November 2015) 86-95. and another article, co-written with Dr. Maryam Davodi-Far, entitled, ” “Making Education Ethical: Mentoring for a Green Future.” In Cross Examination of the Core: An Interdisciplinary Focus on Authentic Learning, Eds. Phil Fitzsimmons and Edie Lanphar. Santa Barbara, CA: Antonian Publishing (2010) 1-11.
Professor Campbell is currently working on several projects that include, in addition to her work in color ontology, an investigation of the nature of dream consciousness and how it relates to and can inform us about consciousness in general as well as specific capabilities humans have in the realm of aesthetic creation and judgment.

Publications

  • Campbell, M. L.. (2021). Unfolding the Layers of Mind and World: Wellner’s Posthuman Digital Imagination. Foundations of Science,
  • Campbell, M. L.. (2018). Glimpse, an annual publication of the Society for Phenomenology and Media.
  • Campbell, Melinda And Patricia King Dávalos. (2018). A New Telluric Force: Humans in the Age of the Anthropocene. Glimpse: Phenomenology and Media, 19: 65-77.
  • Campbell, M. L.. (2017). The Digital Classroom: A Marketplace of Ideas or Just a Marketplace?. Proceedings of the Society for Phenomenology and M, 4: 13-22.
  • Campbell, M. L.. (2016). The Disembodied Pedagogue: Producing Education in the Digital Age. Proceedings of the Society for Phenomenology and M, 3: 15-24.
  • Campbell, M. L.. (2015). Collaborating on Critical Thinking: The Team Critique. Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 4(2): 86-95.
  • Campbell, M. L.. (2014). Seeing Color Appearances. Glimpse: Phenomenology and Media, 15: 13-18.
  • Campbell, M. L.. (2012). Epistemic Error and Experiential Evidence. 14: 19-29.
  • Campbell, M. L.. (2011). Hotels on the Border: Cinematic Situations of Transgression and Transcendence. 143-159.
  • Campbell, M. L.. (2010). Learner-Centered Assessment: A New Tool. Journal for Research in Innovative Teaching, 3: 162-172.
  • Campbell, M. L.. (2010). Making Education Ethical: Mentoring for a Green Future. Cross Examination of the Core: An Interdisciplinar. 4-19.
  • Campbell, M. L.. (2009). Aesthetics and the Experience of Beauty. Encyclopedia of Consciousness, Ed. William P. Bank, 1: 1-7.
  • Campbell, M. L.. (1998). The Reality of Color. The Experience of Philosophy, Eds. D. Kolak and R.,

Presentations

  • Campbell, M. (2015). The Disembodied Pedagogue: Re-constructing the Erotics of Pedagogy. Paper presented at the Presentation, La Jolla, California.
  • Campbell, M. (2014). Collaboration and Critical Thinking in the Classroom. Paper presented at the Presentation and workshop, Denver, Colorado.
  • Campbell, M. (2013). Colors Are What They Appear to Be. Paper presented at the , Puebla, Mexico.
  • Campbell, M. (2013). Epistemic Error and Experiential Evidence. Paper presented at the , Honolulu, HI.
  • Campbell, M. (2012). Collaborating on Critical Thinking: The Team Critique. Paper presented at the , La Jolla, Ca.
  • Campbell, M. (2012). Critical Engagement through Collaborative Writing and Peer Critique. Paper presented at the , Long Beach, CA.
  • Campbell, M. (2011). Online Teaching: Confronting Fear, Loathing, and Love of Technology. Paper presented at the , La Jolla, CA.
  • Campbell, M. (2011). The Team Critique: A Strategy for Effective Collaborative Writing & Critical Thinking. Paper presented at the , San Diego, CA.
  • Campbell, M. (2010). The Green Mentoring Program. Paper presented at the , Las Vegas, NV.
  • Campbell, M. (2010). Green Revolution 2.0: Green Mentoring. Paper presented at the , Long Beach, CA.
  • Campbell, M. (2010). Hotels on the Border. Paper presented at the , La Jolla, CA.
  • Campbell, M. (2010). Learning as a Cooperative and Cooperation: Green Mentoring. Paper presented at the , Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Campbell, M. (2010). Political Economy of Environmental Justice: A Case Study of the Environmental, Economic, and Political Implications Facing the Redevelopment Agency. Paper presented at the , Palm Springs, CA.
  • Campbell, M. (2010). The Disembodied Pedagogue: Producing Education in the Digital Age. Paper presented at the , Puebla, Mexico.
  • Campbell, M. (2010). Green Mentoring at National University. Paper presented at the , La Jolla, CA.
  • Campbell, M. (2009). The Sights & Sounds of Online Teaching. Paper presented at the , La Jolla, CA.
  • Campbell, M. (2008). Color Events: Where Appearances Are Real. Paper presented at the , La Jolla, CA.

Contact Information

Dr. Melinda Campbell

College: College of Letters and Sciences

Department: Arts and Humanities

Academic Program Director: Associate of Arts Major in General Education
[email protected]

(858) 232-3077

Torrey Pines South Campus

Education

UC Davis - PHD - Philosopy
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