Henry (Rique) Campa, III

Associate Dean and Professor of Wildlife Ecology


Henry (Rique) Campa, III is an Associate Dean in the Graduate School and a Professor of Wildlife Ecology in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University (MSU). As an Associate Dean, he develops, implements, and evaluates career and professional development programs associated with MSU’s PREP (Planning, Resilience, Engagement, and Professionalism) program. In addition, he also directs activities at MSU associated with the NSF-funded CIRTL (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning) Network. Rique’s research interests are in the areas of wildlife-habitat relationships, ecosystem management, effects of disturbances on wildlife, and the professional development of graduate education. Since 1990, Rique has generated approximately $18M in research funding. He has conducted ecological research throughout the U.S. and in Kenya and Nepal. Before coming to MSU, Rique worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a Wildlife Biologist and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as a Wildlife Research Biologist. Rique has served in leadership positions for The Wildlife Society (TWS) at the national, regional, and state levels and is a Certified Wildlife Biologist with TWS. Rique teaches undergraduate courses and has taught study abroad courses in Kenya and the Bahamas. At MSU, he has been awarded a Lilly Teaching Fellowship and the MSU Teacher-Scholar Award. In 2004, Rique was selected as an “exemplary teaching professor” to participate in the National Case Study of Learner-Centered Approaches in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. In 2011, Rique received The Wildlife Society’s Excellence in Wildlife Education Award as well as was selected as a Wildlife Society Fellow in “recognition of exceptional service”. He received a B.S. in wildlife management from the University of Missouri-Columbia and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in wildlife ecology from MSU