Dr. Dana L. Mitra
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 Mitra is Professor of Education in the Educational Theory and Policy program. Dana is Director of the Willower Center for Ethics and Leadership at Penn State and a co-Editor for the American Journal of Education. She served as a Fulbright-Nehru scholar to Bangalore India in 2012. Originally from Pittsburgh, she received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from Stanford University's School of Education. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked as an elementary school teacher in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Mitra's work focuses on Educational Policy. Her areas of interest lie with in school reform, student voice, urban education, school-community collaboration, qualitative methods and youth development.