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Roland Mitchell

Roland Mitchell

Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice
Co-Director, Curriculum Theory Project
LSU College of Education

What was your previous position and where?

Previously, I was a graduate student at the University of Alabama.

What brought you to LSU?

I came to Baton Rouge as a result of getting the job at LSU.

What is your research interest?

My current research interests include capturing the complex context-specific understandings that undergirds the practice of culturally responsive teachers, and assisting educators in the work of articulating between general knowledge about teaching and specific socio-cultural discourses that inform the ways that teachers communicate their subject matter knowledge to their students.

What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?

I work with what I believe to be the brightest, most dedicated and socially engaged students in the nation. Our collaborative interactions challenge me to be a better teacher, researcher and community member. I would consider it a significant accomplishment to continue this pedagogical momentum and make the fine work of our students more visible to the rest of the state and nation.

What do you enjoy most about LSU?

I enjoy the support I have received from day one at establishing and maintaining a high quality higher education program. I have excellent colleagues, administrators and students, and, against the supposed bleak educational odds when considering diversity, we have a highly productive, large and ethnically diverse program.

What are your major accomplishments?

My major accomplishments include:
  • being named editor of the College Student Affairs Journal, the national journal of the Southern Association of College Student Affairs;
  • being named higher education section editor of the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing;
  • establishing the LSU Writing Projectís Teaching African American Boys Institute; and
  • being named the co-director of the LSU College of Education's Curriculum Theory Project.


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