The First African American Endowed Professor in the LSU School of Education

mitchellRoland Mitchell was named the Jo Ellen Levy Yates Endowed Professor in the School of Education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He is the first African American to hold an endowed chair in the School of Education at LSU.

In addition to his faculty post, Dr. Mitchell was named interim associate dean of engagement research and graduate studies in the College of Human Sciences and Education at the university.

Professor Mitchell is a co-editor of Racial Battle Fatigue in Higher Education: Exposing the Myth of Post-Racial America (Rowman & Littlefield 2014) and the forthcoming The Crisis of Campus Sexual Violence: Critical Perspectives on Prevention and Response (Routledge, 2015).

Dr. Mitchell is a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds a master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and a doctorate in educational research from the University of Alabama.

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  1. Donald Mitchell says:

    Congratulations, Dr. Mitchell!

    • Hattie Myles, Ph.D., Mobile, AL says:

      Congratulations! As a former Master Graduate and Employee of LSU, I can appreciate this great accomplishment!

  2. Michael says:

    The intellectually honest question that needs to be asked of LSU School of Education is why did it take so long for the School of Education to award an endowed chair to an African-American. In my opinion, the LSU School of Education should be embarrassed in 2014 for being “behind the higher education curve”.

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  4. Herman Kelly says:

    Kudos friend and mentor

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