Robert M CampbellDr. Robert Campbell became Mount Allison’s 14th President and Vice-Chancellor on July 1, 2006.

He is currently serving his second extended term. He began his career at Trent University, where he was provost and dean of arts and science, founder of the Trent International Program with Jack Matthews, and awarded the Symons Teaching Award. He was dean of arts at Wilfrid Laurier University before coming to Mount Allison.
 
Dr. Campbell currently serves on the boards of a number of professional organizations, including the Association of Atlantic Universities (which he chaired from 2010-13), the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies (AIMS), Rothesay-Netherwood School, the Educational Computing Network (chair), and Atlantic University Sports. He was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2016. He has been named a Top 50 CEO by Atlantic Business Magazine five times and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2016.
 
Dr. Campbell graduated from Trent University with an honours BA and went on to the University of Toronto for his MA in political science and economics. He did his PhD in political economy at the London School of Economics, which formed the basis of the books Grand Illusions: The Politics of the Keynesian Experience in Canada and The Full Employment Objective.
 
Dr. Campbell has written extensively on Canadian politics, including four editions of The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics. He was an editor or chair of the Journal of Canadian Studies for two decades. He is an international expert and consultant on postal systems and their modernization, and has written two postal books — The Politics of the Post and The Politics of Postal Transformation. He chaired the federal panel that produced the Strategic Review of the Canada Post Corporation in 2008.
 
Dr. Campbell is married to Dr. Christl Verduyn and they have four children — Malcolm, Lachlan, Colin, and Frances.