Leadership Studies — Organization and Leadership
Patricia  Mitchell

Patricia Mitchell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Leadership Studies; Department Chairperson

Dr. Patricia Mitchell has over three decades of experience working with school districts, major corporations, industry, religious organizations, training of teachers, designing curricula, conducting leadership workshops, and designing instructional materials. She has had extensive experience in all levels of public education, ranging from preschool through doctoral level teaching.


Ph.D., Education, concentration: Educational Administration, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
M.S., Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
B.S., Elementary Education, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Research Areas

Organizational development; leadership styles; management issues; women's issues; K-12 administration; K-12 teaching; language development; literacy.

Courses Offered
  • Leadership Theories
  • Introduction to Organization & Leadership
  • Leadership in Urban Contexts
  • Ethical Organization
  • Small Group Dynamics
  • Writing for Publication in Organization & Leadership
  • Women in Management
  • Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
  • Fundamentals of Management

Mitchell, P. (2013). Cracking the wall twenty years later: Women in higher education leadership. Knoxville, TN: College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-hr).

Mitchell, P. & Ramirez, S. (2013). Collaboration and peak performance: A multidisciplinary perspective for emerging leaders. Los Gatos: CA. Robertson Publishing.

Mitchell, P. & Parry, G. (2011). Ten stupid things women do to mess up their careers. Los Gatos: Robertson Publishing.

Mitchell, P. (Winter 2012). Women in academic leadership: Tips for chairing. The Department Chair. Jossey-Bass.