University mourns death of geography professor Harrison Campbell

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Harrison Campbell Jr., a professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, died Saturday, Oct. 8. A celebration of life will be held Friday, Oct. 14, at Heritage Funeral Home, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, North Carolina.

Campbell, who joined the faculty in August 1996, taught and researched regional economic development, especially the factors that affect the dynamics of growth, development policy and the economic well-being of communities and regions.

A remembrance on the department’s website stated, “Campbell’s wisdom, his dedication to students, his fellowship and laugh will be missed immensely. His impacts and influences are far-reaching to all of the students he guided, in the support and friendship he provided to colleagues, to his dedication to UNC Charlotte and to his work in applied geography and the Charlotte region.”

The Heritage Funeral Home website has published an obituary and tribute page.