E.B. "Ted" Robert Endowed Professor
Bachelor's Degree: History, Fisk University, 1994
Master's Degree: Higher Education, Vanderbilt University, 1996
PhD: Educational Research, The University of Alabama, 2005
Phone: (225) 578-1258
Fax: (225) 578-9135
Office: 221 Peabody Hall
Roland Mitchell is the Dean for the College of Human Sciences & Education. Dr. Mitchell has authored six books and numerous other scholarly works that have appeared in leading educational journals. He is the co-editor of The Crisis of Campus Sexual Violence, which was awarded an Outstanding Academic Titles award and highlighted on the Top 25 Favorites list of the Choice editors. He serves as the director of the Louisiana Summit on African American Male Educational Success, is an advisory board member of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, an associate board member of Campus Federal Credit Union, and for his ongoing service at meeting the needs of underrepresented populations in education, Roland has been awarded the David A. Kahn Award for Exemplary Service, by the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition. Dr. Mitchell received his BA in History from Fisk University and his MEd in Higher Education from Vanderbilt University. He then went on to earn a PhD in Educational Research from The University of Alabama. Dr. Mitchell joined the college in 2005 as an instructor and most recently served as the Associate Dean for Research & Academic Services and Jo Ellen Levy Yates Endowed Professor in the School of Education.
Witherspoon, N., Mitchell, R. (2009). Critical race theory as everyday theology in the practice of African American principals. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 22(6), 655 - 670. DOI: 10.1080/09518390903333871
Mitchell, R. (2010). Cultural aesthetics and teacher improvisation: An epistemology of providing culturally responsive service by African professors Urban Education, 45(6), 604 -629. http://uex.sagepub.com/content/45/5/604
Atkinson, B., & Mitchell, R. (2010). "Why didn't they get it?" "Did they have to get it?":What reader response theory has to offer narrative research and pedagogy. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 11(7). http://www.ijea.org/v11n7/.
Mitchell, R., Wood, G. & Witherspoon, N. (2010). Considering Race and Space:
Mapping Developmental Approaches for Providing Culturally Responsive Service. Equity Excellence in Education. 43(3), 294 – 309. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10665684.2010.496691
Mitchell, R. (2010). The African American church, education and self determination. Journal of Negro Education, 79(3), 202 – 205.
Mitchell, R., Edwards, K. (2010). Power, privilege, and pedagogy: College classrooms as sites to learn racial equity. Elon Dancy (Ed.) Managing Diversity: (Re)Visioning Equity on College Campuses. (pp.45-68). Charlotte: NC Information Age Press.
Mitchell, R. (2009). Catholic Church. Encyclopedia of African American Education. 133-136. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Mitchell, R. & Jenkins, R. (2009). The Talented Tenth. Encyclopedia of African American Education. 613-617. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Mitchell, R. & Edwards, E. (2011). New Perspective on Diversity Concept. A paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. (New Orleans, LA)
Clegorne, N., Edwards, K., Parker, B. Mitchell, R. & Howard, A. (2010). Ritual and Consequence: Higher Education and the Bondage of the American Dream. A paper presented at the Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice Association. (Dayton, OH)
Mitchell, R., Sonu, D. & Helenbein, R. (2010). Provoking Dialogue(s): Peter Taubmen’s Teaching by the Numbers: Deconstructing the discourse of Standards and Accountability in Education. The Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice Association. (Dayton, OH)
Hart, D. & Mitchell, M. (2010). A Symbol of Segregation or Cradle of Opportunity?
Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Nostalgic Idea of the American Dream. A paper presented at the Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice Association. (Dayton, OH)
Atkinson, B., & Mitchell, R. (2010). “We Real Cool:” A Horticultural Approach to Developing Critical Communities of Educators. A paper a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association. (Denver, CO)
Clegorne, N., & Mitchell, R. (2010). The Curricular Cold Shoulder: The Story of Rejection of Theoretical Discourse in Favor of Practical Factoids. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. (Denver, CO)
Edwards, K., Mitchell, R., Milam, J., & Durant, E. (2009). Practicing what you preach in the In-between: Holding the Academy Accountable as a means for establishing a critical community of scholars. A paper presented at the Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice Association. (Dayton, OH)
Mitchell, R. (2009). Educational Experiences of African American Males. A symposium accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. (San Diego, CA)
Selected Grants/Funded Projects
Co Primary Investigator: East Baton Rouge Parish School System Louisiana State University-College of Education Professional Development Writing Initiative Partnership, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA $70,000.00
Chandler Research Award, College of Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA $1500.00
Louisiana State University Graduate School Junior Faculty Travel Grant, Baton Rouge, LA $5000.00