Dr. Derrick L. Campbell started his career as a Field Engineer earning his first Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Capital Institute of Technology. While working as a Field Engineer he became a volunteer coach for eighth grade children. He was a volunteer basketball coach for five years and during that time; his teams won two championships and two division titles. Derrick realized that he had a strong desire and ability to educate children and went on to pursue his second Bachelor of Science degree in Math Education from the University of the District of Columbia.
Derrick began his work in the educational arena as a junior high school math teacher in Washington, DC. After working several years as a math teacher, and coaching girl’s basketball and softball teams, he relocated to Cherry Hill New Jersey.
He then began working as a math teacher in the Philadelphia Public Schools. While in Philadelphia, he was a math teacher for an eighth grade educational program for at-risk students, for which he received an award for from the principal of Olney High School.
As Derrick’s career progressed, he realized the importance of furthering his education and it lead to the pursuit of a Masters in Education Administration, which he completed in May 2002 from Lincoln University. At the graduation ceremony, Derrick received the Distinguished Proposal Award.
Derrick became a central office supervisor specializing in mathematics, science, technology, and special education. He then became a high school assistant principal and continued his education at Rowan University. He completed the Educational leadership doctoral program in 2007. During that time, he became a member of the Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda at Rowan University.
In July 2007, he founded and is presently the Chief Executive Officer of DLC Consultant Group, which specializes in educational and organizational change.
Dr. Derrick L. Campbell authored his first book, Promoting Positive Racial Teacher-Student Classroom Relationships in January 2008. He developed a Cultural Relationship Training Program that promotes positive racial teacher-student classroom relationships. He also developed the B.O.S.S. Leadership Training Program which improves manager-employee workplace relationships. He authored his second book, Leading Your Marriage into the Promised Land in February 2009. He has also facilitates a Leading Your Marriage into the Promised Land training seminar. He has lectured at various locations throughout the nation to include the NAACP which include the Perth Amboy NAACP and the Hutchison Kansas NAACP.
Dr. Campbell has ministered to the youth at his church on the topic of Christian student rights in the public schools. He has also been a board member of the men’s ministry, Athletes United in Christ, and participated in various church activities. Dr. Campbell has also ministered on the topic: Overcoming the Poverty Cycle: Become a King for the Kingdom of God.
In November 2008, Dr. Campbell began the new Radio talk show - Culturally Speaking with Doctor Derrick. On this talk show we discuss the solutions to the cultural challenges that exist in our schools, workplaces, and community.