Donald "DJ" Mitchell Jr., Ph.D. is professor of higher education leadership and chair of the M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership and Social Justice Program at Bellarmine University. DJ's research and scholarship focus
on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education contexts, primarily using qualitative methodology. More specifically, his work theoretically and empirically explores race, gender, identity intersections, and intersectionality
within higher education contexts.
DJ earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Shaw University, the first historically Black institution in the South, a Master of Science in educational leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a Ph.D. in educational
policy and administration with a concentration in higher education from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities.
- Adriel A. Hilton, Ph.D., Dean of Students and Diversity Officer, Seton Hill University
- Eve Hudson, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Strategist, The Purpose Professor, LLC
- Dana Malone, Ph.D., Independent Scholar and Author
- Sean McGreevy, Ph.D., Dean of Students, Bellarmine University
- Hannah Piechowski, Ph.D., Director of Student Transitions & Parent and Family Programs, Transylvania University