Jamie Campbell is a researcher and third-year PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work focuses on interpersonal communication and technology use. Specifically, she studies how technology is more than a mere tool used for communication; she thinks it plays an active role in our relationship development and relational maintenance over time. She believes that our relationships are heavily entangled with our technologies and because of this technology becomes a storyteller in our larger relational narratives.
Before moving to Chicago in 2016, Jamie pursued her master's in communication studies at San Francisco State University, where she had the opportunity to teach for the first time. This experience confirmed that teaching was the right path for her. After graduating from SFSU in 2012, she had the opportunity to teach classes at SFSU, Berkeley City College, City College of San Francisco and the University of San Francisco. She taught undergraduate classes in interpersonal communication, communication theory, quantitative methods, critical thinking and persuasion, and public speaking.
In her spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family, camping, watching live music and eating her way through the culinary wonders of Chicago.