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Cosmic Sky

A Biographical Sketch


Currently, Dr. Campbell serves as Chief Impact Officer at United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes. In addition, she serves as a Senior Instructor in the Integral and Transpersonal Psychology Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She takes pride in teaching "Integral Research Methods with Creative Expression." 


In addition, Dr. Campbell serves as National Co-Chair with the University of Rochester’s Black Alumni Network and Vice-Chair for Niche Market Insights Foundation, Incorporated. She is an active member of the Rochester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the Rochester (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Recently, Dr. Campbell was named an ATHENA International Young Professional Award Finalist by the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Council and Rochester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Honoree. And, in 2023 Dr. Campbell was named the 2023 Ermine B. Byas Archousa of the Year Award by the Gamma Iota Boule Foundation, Incorporated and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. 

             Ashley N. Campbell is an Afrofuturist, scholar, and culture and social impact humanist with more than fifteen years of progressive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) higher education, not-for-profit, and entrepreneurial experience. StrengthsFinder 2.0TM assesses Dr. Campbell’s talent as a strategic thinker, achiever, responsible leader, learner, and relator.


Her diverse expertise in multicultural programming, organizational development, and data analysis has positioned her to create transformative change. She’s often sought for her presentations on unpacking social identity, creating professional environments with an equity-based mindset, and deconstructing the nuances of university systems. With the requisite expertise for visionary-, systems-, and operational-thinking approaches, Dr. Campbell enjoys bringing strong, transformative teams, and partnerships together to develop and empower communities of people for systemic and institutional change.

Cosmic Sky

No Fear, Be You!

“To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people exist, that is all.” — Oscar Wilde

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Dr. Campbell holds a Ph.D. in Transformative Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her arts-based research dissertation—We are Afrofuturism: Using television to revisit Black cultural roots while envisioning a transcendent path forward in American society—focuses on the areas of ethnic psychology, speculative fiction, and television media, just to name a few. She also holds a BA in English and an EdM in English Education.

In addition, Dr. Campbell grew up in Riverdale, MD about five miles from Northeast Washington, DC. She has over 20 years of professional classical dance training, teaching, and experience which has afforded her opportunities to dance with Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Garth Fagan Dance, and appear in the major motion picture, Step Up 2.   

Cosmic Sky

Active Involvement

“Service to others is the rent you pay for
the room here on earth.” — Muhammad Ali

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