• Dr. Donald Mitchell: Race-Related Studies Within Journals of Higher Education

    Click here to view or download a transcript of this video. Learn more about the study: Journals in the Field of Higher Education: A Racial Analysis Dr. Mitchell's research and scholarship focuses on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education contexts, primarily using qualitative methodologies. More specifically, his work theoretically and empirically explores the effects of race, gender, and identity intersections within higher education contexts, with a particular interest in historically Black fraternities and sororities and historically Black colleges and universities as microsystems and macrosystems of analysis. He is recipient of the American College Personnel Association's 2015 Emerging Scholar Award, Grand Valley State University's 2015 Distinguished Early-career Scholar Award, the Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association's 2014 Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Emerging Scholarship, the American College Personnel Association’s Standing Committee for Men and Masculinities 2014 Outstanding Research Award (with Dr. Darris Means), and the Michigan College Personnel Association's 2013 John Zaugra Outstanding Research/Publication Award. He was also awarded the Center for the Study of the College Fraternity's 2012 Richard McKaig Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for his dissertation, "Are They Truly Divine?: A Grounded Theory of the Influences of Black Greek-Lettered Organizations on the Persistence of African Americans at Predominantly White Institutions." Dr. Mitchell is an assistant professor of higher education at Grand Valley State University. In addition, he currently serves as editor-in-chief of Annuals of the Next Generation, managing editor and editorial board member for the Journal of African American Males in Education, and as an editorial board member for the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, the Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research and Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors. Dr. Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Shaw University, the first historically Black institution in the South, a Master of Science in educational leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a PhD in educational policy and administration with a concentration in higher education from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities.

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