Dr. Mitchell’s primary research interests are in organizational leadership and work teams. His leadership research focuses on understanding the antecedents of effective leadership behaviors and how leaders develop. Dr. Mitchell’s work teams research focuses on identifying factors that make teams effective in work settings. He recently completed a major research project for NASA, which involved reviewing existing quantitative studies on team functioning in space analog environments and identifying team factors that may enhance and inhibit team functioning and effectiveness in such environments. 

 

Sample publication:
Mitchell, T. D., & Towler, A. J. (2014). Location, language, location: Toward a better understanding of leader-performance relations. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7, 197-200.