Mitchell receives LSU Distinguished Faculty Award


The LSU Alumni Association recognizes Dr. Roland Mitchell as a recipient of an LSU Distiguished Faculty Award for 2017. This award recognizes faculty members who have a sustained record of excellence in teaching, researching, service or any combination of the three. He was recognized at the Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  

Dr. Mitchell is the Associate Dean for Research & Academic Services for the College of Human Sciences & Education and Professor in the School of Education. He currently serves as Co-Director of the Curriculum Theory Project.

He has a BA in History from Fisk University a MEd in Higher Education from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in Educational Research from The University of Alabama. He teaches courses that focus on the history of higher education and college teaching and his articles have appeared in leading education journals such as Urban Education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education and The Review of Education Pedagogy and Cultural Studies.

Mitchell is the editor of the College Student Affairs Journal, Higher Education Section Editor of the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, a member Leadership Team of the Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice and director of the Louisiana State University Writing Project’s Teaching African American Boy’s Summer Institute.  His current research interests include theorizing the impact of historical and communal knowledge on pedagogy.

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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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