- Associate Professor
- Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
- College of Education and Human Development
- University of Minnesota
Tania D. Mitchell is an associate professor of higher education in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development. Her teaching interests include social justice theory, civic discourse, public service, leadership and the pedagogy, philosophy and practice of service-learning in higher education. Much of her research focuses on service-learning as a critical pedagogy to explore civic identity, social justice, student learning and development, race and racism, and community practice.
Tania came to the University of Minnesota in August 2012 from Stanford University, where she spent five years leading an innovative program-based service learning and community engagement initiative for the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
An internationally recognized scholar in service learning and community engagement, Tania was recognized with the Early Career Research Award by the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement and the American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. She is frequently invited to lecture at conferences, universities, and community organizations. Her scholarship has been published in numerous books and journals, and she is an editor of two recent texts: Cambridge Handbook of Service Learning and Community Engagement (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Civic Engagement and Community Service at Research Universities: Engaging Undergraduates for Social Justice, Social Change, and Responsible Citizenship (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Articles by Tania Mitchell
As a student and researcher, I’ve seen the power of service learning programs to benefit students, school and communities. These powerful experiences also help students develop a positive civic identity, […]