Dr. Dana L. Mitra

Dr. Dana L. Mitra
Phone: 8148637020
Office Address:
302A Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park

Title

Professor of Education (Educational Theory & Policy)

Department

Education Policy Studies

Centers

Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics (CSLE)

Programs

Educational Theory and Policy
Comparative and International Education

Biography

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.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Childhood

Education Levels

Middle School/Junior High
Primary/Elementary

Educational Studies

Educational Theory
Policy

Higher Education

Community Engagement

Individual Difference

Collaboration

Methodological Research

Policy Analysis
Qualitative Research

Organizational Management

Management & Leadership

Social Issues

Civic Engagement
Education Policy