Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES)

Tania D. Mitchell

Inducted in
2021

University of Minnesota

Associate Professor of Higher Education
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender, and Sexuality

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Biographical Abstracts

Tania D. Mitchell is an associate professor of higher education at the University of Minnesota. Her teaching emphasizes college students and their development, issues of equity and access, leadership, and policy and practice in the functional areas of student-facing units in higher education. Her research focuses on the experiences of minoritized students in higher education and service-learning as a critical pedagogy to explore civic identity, social justice, student learning and development, race and racism, and community practice. She interrogates practices in higher education that aim to contribute to a more just world.

Dr. Mitchell is a recipient of the Early Career Research Award (2011) and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award (2019) from the International Association for Research in Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), as well as the American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Her scholarship has been published in numerous books and journals, and she is the editor of four books, including Educating for Citizenship and Social Justice: Practices for Community Engagement at Research Universities (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Areas of Expertise

  • Critical service-learning
  • Civic identity development
  • Race and racism