Issues in Applied Linguistics
A Lifetime of Dedication to Language Education: An Interview with Russ Campbell
- Author(s): Llosa, Lorena
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Dr. Russell Campbell was Professor Emeritus of the Department of Applied Linguistics and Director Emeritus of the Language Resource Center at UCLA. A key figure in the field of language education, Dr. Campbell was always committed to and fascinated by the study of language. Throughout his career, he worked on pioneering language education and research projects both domestically and internationally. His interests ranged from the design and development of English language training programs for professionals overseas, to the preservation of heritage languages in the United States. An active member of the profession, Dr. Campbell held several positions of leadership. He served as President of TESOL in 1971-1972 and sponsored and directed the first TESOL Summer Institute in 1979—a program that is still running today. Besides his extraordinary career accomplishments and contributions to the field of applied linguistics, Dr. Campbell served the UCLA community with unwavering enthusiasm. Easy-going and unpretentious, he helped and supported thousands of students—for whom he always had time—and inspired just as many.