Dr. Larry Campbell spent most of his professional career working as a professor in mathematics and mathematics education, split equally (17 years each) between the College of the Ozarks near Branson, MO and Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. He also spent three years between those stops as President of Ozark Mountain Community Classroom in Branson.
He retired from Missouri State — in stages — between 2010 and 2012, and, since then he has been running AfterMath Enterprises, LLC, an umbrella organization for all the activities in which he is engaged. Besides doing talks, programs, & workshops for civic/community groups and schools, he also puts out a (free) Photo/Sharing e-mail blog which combines his photography hobby with several other Monday morning brighteners & tidbits for the week.
He currently writes a bi-weekly educational column for the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, MO. This book is a collection of some of those columns.
Campbell’s first book Rollin’ Down the River: Discovering People and Places Along the Mighty Missouri [Acclaim Press] was released in July 2017. It details his 2016 seven-week journey, following the Missouri River (by car) from its source in Three Forks, MT, to where it ends near St. Louis, MO.
Larry and his wife Pat live in Branson, MO. They have two grown children, Christi and Adam.