Julie Campbell is an Associate Professor in the developmental and quantitative areas of the psychology department at Illinois State University.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina Greensboro under the supervision of George Michel in 2015 and completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Developmental Science at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2014.  She teaches courses in infant, child, and adolescent development, as well as experimental research methods. Dr. Campbell is the director of the REACH lab at Illinois State University.  Her program of research addresses developmental factors in hemispheric specialization, lateralization, handedness, and motor development.  Current projects examine the development of infant neuromotor abilities from four weeks to one year of age, to observe whether early motor movements can predict lateralized behaviors. 

Dr. Campbell is also working on projects which address interactions between parents and their children.  Using technology to provide information to parents about child and adolescent development, this research addresses questions about parenting style and adolescent behavior, and whether improvements in communication can be achieved following exposure to new information about human cognition and development via lessons provided on device apps. 

An active member of the research community, Dr. Campbell serves as a board member for the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, advisory board member for Aspira Continuing Education, and is the faculty mentor for the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology at Illinois State University. She is involved in teaching throughout her community, including giving workshops to local civic groups on public speaking and child development.  Dr. Campbell is passionate about inspiring students and colleagues to conduct research on developmental processes and enjoys being involved in the work required to achieve this goal.