DWAYNE CAMPBELL is an immigrant from Jamaica who uses data to develop equitable policies that improve conditions among historically disenfranchised groups. Dwayne has taught at the high school, college, and graduate school level. Most recently, he was the Director of Postsecondary Access at the Emily Krzyzewski Center in Durham, NC. A data-driven expert, Dwayne employs “empowerment and utilization-focused evaluation” to ascertain reliable and valid findings. His systems change approach produces sustainable transformations that withstand the volatility of the unexpected.
He received his undergraduate at the University of the West Indies, master’s degrees from Boston College, and doctorate from University of Rochester.
Durham is a leader in analyzing how to respond to 911 calls without involving law enforcement. Estimates suggest that at least 1 in 3 emergency calls would be better directed to trained health professionals rather than police officers. FUSE will work alongside Durham’s Community Safety and Wellness Task Force to ensure that community members inform the design of such alternative responses to these calls. FUSE will pilot new response strategies in Durham that can be scaled nationwide to drastically reduce the use of law enforcement in responding to emergency calls.