First earning a bachelor’s degree in physical chemistry from Wellesley College in 1964, Sally A. Campbell, PhD, then completed a master’s degree in physical chemistry at Harvard University in 1969 and a Doctor of Philosophy in atmospheric and nuclear chemistry at the University of Maryland in 1977. She began her career in 1979 as the technical director of atmospheric services with the Martin Marietta Corporation, now Lockheed Martin Corporation and Martin Marietta Materials. During this time, she achieved a second master’s degree, this time in management and organizational development, from the Carey Business School of Johns Hopkins University. Also becoming a qualified environmental consultant through the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice, Ms. Campbell established S.A. Campbell Assoc., an environmental consulting firm, in 1986.
As president of S.A. Campbell, Ms. Campbell provides air quality analysis for industrial sites throughout the United States, helping them solve problems and acquire air mission permits. Her duties have also involved conducting management training, long-range planning and goal-setting sessions for organizations of all types and assisting major industrial installations in compliance with federal, state and local air pollution regulations. Over the course of her career, Dr. Campbell also spent time as a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University, a professor and toxicologist at Dartmouth College and a professor at Federal City College. She is also a member of the Air & Waste Management Association, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, ASTM International, the American Chemical Society and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. For her excellence, Ms. Campbell has been inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa Society and named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists.
Attributing much of her success to her upbringing, Ms. Campbell cites her father, a lawyer, and grandfather, a business professor, as her two greatest inspirations. Both were highly accomplished and also very involved in their communities, and Ms. Campbell has sought to follow their example. Some of her earliest civic work was her time providing organizational development services for social service agencies between 1984 and 1987. Currently, she is active with her local church on a program regarding social issues and racism, and she hopes to continue to advocate for social change in the coming years.