Colin Campbell received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina, where he was a fellow in the Royster Society of Fellows. His dissertation examines the effect of dropping out of high school on later life poverty, the influence of early life family characteristics on educational achievement in low-income households, and the social determinants of public support for anti-poverty programs. His research focuses on poverty persistence and mobility out of poverty, the lasting effects of childhood poverty, and attitudes toward anti-poverty policies. Colin served as an Associate Editor of Social Forces from 2010 to 2014.
Colin is a fellow at ASPE where his focus is on poverty analyses, income and wage mobility, and longitudinal and panel data analysis.