Hank Campbell

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Hank Campbell
Born (1965-09-10) 10 September 1965 (age 51)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Occupation Science media personality, book author

Hank Campbell (born 10 September 1965 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania) is an American science media [1] personality most notable as the founder of the Science 2.0 movement and website of the same name in 2006.[2] On July 7, 2015, Campbell was announced as the new president of the American Council on Science and Health.[3]

Science articles[edit]

Campbell began writing in 2006 and has written over 100 pieces on Science 2.0,[4] Wall Street Journal,[5] USA Today[6] and Wired.[7] Primary topics are science, food, energy and medicine.[8]

Television and radio[edit]

Campbell has appeared on Fox News Channel and the Blaze Network.[9] In January 2013 he was an invited guest at Glenn Beck's Black Sheep Inauguration Ball,[10] to fête people who Beck believed had debunked Obama administration policies during the president's first term. He is a frequent guest on the Agri-Talk program hosted by radio host Mike Adams.


"Visions of the apocalypse are almost exclusively associated with (usually conservative) religious believers. However, progressives have their own cataclysmic vision of the future, one not filled by the wrath of God, but one filled with the wrath of Mother Earth."

– Hank Campbell, Science Left Behind, 2012[11]

Campbell has reached #1 in the Amazon Environmental Policy category as of 2012: Hardcover Non-Fiction. The Blaze Network staff named


Personal life[edit]

Early years[edit]

Campbell was born in Pennsylvania and resided in Florida and Pennsylvania. He attended Liberty Junior-Senior High School in Liberty, Pennsylvania and graduated in 1983.


Campbell began attending Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1983 and graduated in 1987 with a double major in psychology and journalism. He was on a full scholarship and was a Senior Award recipient. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves.[12]

In 1988, after completing Signal Corps Officer Basic Course in Augusta, Georgia, Campbell returned to Pittsburgh where he became a stockbroker. In 1992, he went to work for Algor, Inc., a developer of mechanical engineering software, as their sales manager. In 1995, Campbell became a sales engineer at Ansoft Corporation, a developer of electrical engineering software, as a pre-IPO employee. In 2004 he left Ansoft to become Vice-President of Sales at Optimal Corporation, a developer of electrical engineering software. In 2006, Campbell left Optimal and founded Science 2.0.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Campbell is married with children and lives in Sacramento, Calif.[14]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Trivia". 2013. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Science 2.0 FAQ". Science 2.0. 24 January 2007. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Hank Campbell, founder of Science 2.0, named ACSH president". 7 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Hank Campbell Profile". Science 2.0. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  5. ^ "The Corruption of Peer Review Is Harming Scientific Credibility". Wall Street Journal. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  6. ^ "Why isn't science deemed essential?". USA Today. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  7. ^ "Wired World In 2013". Wired. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  8. ^ "Hank Campbell Profile on Science 2.0". Science 2.0. 2006. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  9. ^ "Hank Campbell". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  10. ^ "I Was At One Of The Inauguration Balls...". Science 2.0. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  11. ^ Campbell, Hank; Berezow, Alex (2012). Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies And The Rise Of The Anti-Scientific Left. Public Affairs. p. 82. ISBN 978-1610391641
  12. ^ "Trivia". 2013. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  13. ^ "Science 2.0 FAQ". Science 2.0. 24 January 2007. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  14. ^ "Trivia". 2013. Retrieved 2015-06-09.