Colin Campbell was a National Poverty Fellow in residence at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation from 2014 to 2016. 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 examined 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. Campbell served as an Associate Editor of Social Forces from 2010 to 2014. He is currently Assistant Professor of Sociology at East Carolina University.