Donald "DJ" Mitchell Jr., Ph.D. is chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, professor of education, 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, 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
- James Hudson, Ph.D., Instructor of University Studies and Educational Technology, Johnston Community College
- Melvin (Jai) Jackson, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Student Success, College of Education, North Carolina State University
- Dana Malone, Ph.D., Independent Scholar and Author
- Sean McGreevy, Ph.D., Dean of Students, Bellarmine University