Project Manager, PSRI/GPI
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
DegreesPh.D. Education, Iowa State University, 2016
M.A. Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Ball State University, 2011
B.S. Journalism, Ball State University, 2008
Current ProjectsGlobal Perspective Inventory
Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholars Program
Small Talk Story County
Research InterestsCollege student mental health and well-being
College student learning and development outcomes
Perceptions of campus climates and their affect on student outcomes
Academic support services and learning assistance in higher education
Curriculum and program development and assessment
AboutJoshua is the project manager and co-PI with Dr. Robert Reason for two national studies housed in the Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE), a unit of the School of Education. The Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory (PSRI) and the Global Perspective Inventory (GPI), respectively, focus on (a) the influences of students' perceptions of campus climate for personal and social responsibility on their learning and development outcomes and (b) the influences of learning environments and experiences on students' global learning and development.
In addition to managing survey research projects for RISE, Joshua leads the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholars Program for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). The SoTL Scholars Program is a year-long faculty development experience focused on writing research questions for classroom-based research, implementing quantitative and qualitative assessment techniques, and the understanding the types of data that can be used to help answer SoTL research questions. The culmination of the SoTL Scholars Program includes a presentation on the development, implementation, and findings from the SoTL projects.
Joshua has experience with scale development, survey research, quantitative data analysis, data visualization, institutional research, and program development. He has published in the Journal of College Student Development, Journal of College and Character, Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, and Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. He is a member of the Review Board for the Research in Brief and On-the-Campus sections of the Journal of College Student Development and for the Practice Brief section of the Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.
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Genareo, V. R., Mitchell, J. J., Geisinger, B. N., & Kemis, M. R. (2016). University science partnerships: What happens to STEM interest and confidence in middle school and beyond? K-12 STEM Education Journal, 2, 117-127.
Mitchell, J. J. (2016). Assessing and predicting college students' mental health (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (ProQuest No. 10245366).
Mitchell, J. J., & Gansemer-Topf, A. M. (2016). Academic coaching and self-regulation: Promoting the success of students with disabilities. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 29, 249-256.
Mitchell, J. J., Gillon, K. E., Reason, R. D., & Ryder, A. J. (2016). Improving student outcomes through peer-to-peer discussion. Journal of College Student Development, 57, 316-320. doi: 10.1353/csd.2016.0037
Mitchell, J. J., Reason, R. D., Hemer, K. M., & Finley, A. (2016). Perceptions of campus climates for civic learning as predictors of college students' mental health. Journal of College and Character, 17, 40-52. doi: 10.1080/2194587X.2015.1125367
Ryder, A. J., Reason, R. D., Mitchell, J. J., Gillon, K. E., & Hemer, K. M. (2016). Climate for learning and students' openness to diversity and challenge: A critical role for faculty. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 9, 339-352. doi: 10.1037/a0039766
Mitchell, J. J., & Ryder, A. J. (2013). Developing and using dashboard indicators in student affairs assessment. In J. H. Schuh (Ed.) New Directions for Student Services (No. 142), Selected contemporary assessment issues (pp. 71-81). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Ryder, A. J., & Mitchell, J. J. (2013). Measuring campus climate for personal and social responsibility. In R. D. Reason (Ed.) New Directions for Higher Education (No. 164), Developing and assessing personal and social responsibility in college (pp. 31-48). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.