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 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.

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