Faculty for 2016-2017

Jeffrey Key

Chair of the Government and International Affairs Department

P | 434-381-6460
E | jkey@sbc.edu

Government and International Affairs Department
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA 24595


Amy Leigh Campbell ’97

Instructor of Government

P | 434-381-6703
E | acampbell@sbc.edu
O | Gray Hall | Second Floor, 214

B.S., Biology | Sweet Briar College
M.A., Government | University of Virginia

Amy Leigh Campbell has spent more than a decade as an entrepreneur. She currently runs HTMelle, a creative agency that designs digital solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses. While earning her master’s degree, she served as one of Gov. James Gilmore’s appointees to the U.Va. Honor System Reform Commission. Campbell’s thesis on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was published by Texas Law Review and by Random House. Campbell served as an adjunct instructor in Sweet Briar’s government and international affairs department from 2006 to 2011. She became the department’s full-time Americanist in the fall of 2015.


Jeffrey Key

Jeffrey KeyAssociate Professor of Government and International Affairs

P | 434-381-6460
E | jkey@sbc.edu
O | Gray Hall | Second Floor, 202

B.A., Government | University of Texas, Austin
M.A., Political Science | Baylor University
Ph.D., Government | University of Texas, Austin

Jeff Key is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Government and International Affairs. He is an expert on the politics of South Asia (the area stretching from Afghanistan to Myanmar) and has conducted research in the region for three decades beginning with his doctoral work on voluntary organizations in Pakistan in 1988. His most recent research focuses on the Maoist movement and civil war in Nepal.

Key has lectured at notable institutions, including Chatham House in London, the Woodrow Wilson Center and the National Foreign Affairs Training Center. He has presented papers at international conferences from Toronto, Canada, to Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has also participated in briefings and policy sessions on South Asian affairs at the United States Department of State. He has published works in journals as diverse as Asian Affairs, German Life and Practicing Texas Politics.

He was a member of the Sweet Briar faculty from 1990 until 2006 and returned to Sweet Briar in 2016 following 10 years as professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.