Dr. Dana L. Mitra
302A Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802
TitleProfessor of Education (Educational Theory & Policy)
DepartmentEducation Policy Studies
CentersCenter for the Study of Leadership and Ethics (CSLE)
ProgramsEducational Theory and Policy
Comparative and International Education
Dana L. Mitra is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Education Policy Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. She currently is a Students-at-the-Center "Distinguished Fellow" with Jobs for the Future/the Nellie Mae Foundation. She is the founding editor of the International Journal of Student voice and the co-editor of the American Journal of Education.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Dana holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis. She has served as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in 2012 to study child participation and educational reform in Bangalore, India. Her prior work experience also include teaching elementary school in the Washington, DC area and serving as the coordinator for two White House Conferences on Character Education.