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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Luke Campbell

Dr. Luke Campbell



64 Valk


660.562.1241 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2016

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. University of Kansas 
  • M.A. University of Missouri-Kansas City 
  • B.A. William Jewell College 

Courses Taught

  • POLS 34102 Introduction to American Government and Politics
  • POLS 34210 Exploring Politics
  • POLS 34215 Introduction to Political Theory
  • HIST 33277 Social Justice
  • POLS 34401 News Media and Politics
  • POLS 34440 Early Western Political Thought
  • POLS 34441 Modern Western Political Thought
  • POLS 34459 Justice: Theories and Applications

Academic Interest

  • Just War Theory
  • Ethics
  • Emotions
  • Nostalgia and Memory
  • American Political Ideologies

Scholarly Activity


  • Campbell, Luke & Steele, Brent. 2017. The Concept of Success in (and of) War. In Concepts in Action/Concepts at Work: On the Meaning of Concepts in International Politics, Piki Ish-Shalom, ed. University of Michigan Press (Forthcoming).
  • Campbell, Luke & Steele, Brent. 2017. The Scars of Victory: The Implied ‘Finality’ of Success in War. In Moral Victory? The Ethics of Winning Wars, Andrew Hom, Kurt Mills, and Cian O’Driscoll, eds. Oxford University Press (Forthcoming).
  • Omelicheva, Mariya; Carter, Brittnee; & Campbell, Luke. 2017. Military Aid and Human Rights: Assessing the Impact of U.S. Security Assistance Programs on Civilians’ Rights in the Context of a Broader Political Conflict. Political Science Quarterly 132 (1): 119-144.

Student Group Advisement

  • No Labels Political Science Club 

Other Professional Experiences

Professional Memberships

  • International Studies Association
  • Great Plains Political Science Association - Vice President