Randolph Campbell

Title: Historian, Educator
Location: Denton, Texas, United States

Randolph B. Campbell, PhD, Historian and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership.

Dr. Campbell always knew he wanted to follow in his mother’s footsteps and become a teacher. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1966 after earning a Bachelor of Science, a Master’s in history, and a PhD in history. In the following months, he was hired as an instructor at Madison College before relocating to the University of North Texas. There, he advanced from an assistant professor to an associate professor over a time period of eight years. In 1977, he obtained the title of professor, which he held until 1988. That year, he became a regents professor. He remained in that role until 2019, retiring after a long and successful career.

A talented writer, Dr. Campbell has published numerous works throughout his career. Most recently, he worked on the third edition of his publication, “Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State.” In light of his many accomplishments, he has been abundantly awarded. In 1974, he earned the Ramsdell Award from the Southern Historical Association, which was followed by the Summerfield Roberts Award from the Sons of the Republic of Texas. Most recently, in 2013, Dr. Campbell received the Eminent Faculty Award from the University of North Texas. As a further testament to his success, he is featured in the 25th edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

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