Dr. James M. Mitchell is Professor of Teacher Education and has been a member of the CSUEB Teacher Education faculty since 2002. He teaches courses in the Educational Psychology track of the credential program (TED 5301, TED 5351) as well as Technology in Education (TED 5110) and Professional Responsibilities (TED 5318). His research focuses on cooperation and conflict resolution as related to HIV/AIDS education and service learning, as well as democratic-citizenship skill development through cooperation in the classroom. Presently, Dr. Mitchell is part of a seven-person team that is collaborating on a project to teach Social Studies using STEM and other subjects, specifically as such teaching relates to Civil Rights.
A strong advocate for online instruction, Dr. Mitchell is certified in Quality Matters (QM), a national online course certification program, and the CSU online course certification program: Quality Online Teaching (QOLT). He has taught in the CSUEB Online Teaching and Learning program and has co-developed an online course in HIV/AIDS education that has been used by over 1000 Teacher Leaders and k-12 administrators worldwide. For the 2016-17 academic year, Dr. Mitchell served as Special Consultant / Interim Area Director - Northern Region, to the CalState TEACH program. From 01/08 through 12/08 Dr. Mitchell chaired the Teacher Education Department. He also has served as Team Leader for the Single Subject Online Team, as well as the Transition-to-Teaching program team, a partnership with the Alameda County Office of Education, in which classroom paraprofessionals earned their State of California teaching credential. Since 2014, Dr. Mitchell has served as a member of the CSUEB Information Technology Advisory Committee.
Dr. Mitchell is also active with AERA (the American Educational Research Association), serving as Chair of the Special Interest Group: Democratic Citizenship in Education, as well past Program Chair of the Special Interest Group, since 2002. He also has chaired the AERA Special Interest Group: Service Learning and Experiential Education (2002-2006). He has served as a panel member and site coordinator for the Build a Future without AIDS project, hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Locally, Dr. Mitchell has served on the Board of the Community Learning Center Schools of Alameda, which oversees both the Alameda Community Learning Center and the Nea Community Learning Center.
A native of Lowell, Massachusetts, Dr. Mitchell is an ardent fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He has held season tickets to the Minnesota Vikings since his graduate school days at UMN, and he lives in the East Bay area. His daughter is also a college student in the CSU system.
Focus on democratic citizenship in education as related to technology in education, cooperative learning, conflict resolution and HIV/AIDS education.
Mitchell, J., “There’s an App for that in Citizenship Education”; Learning for Democracy: An International Journal of Thought and Practice, (Winter 2015, Vol. IV iii).
Mitchell, J., “Schools for Tomorrow: Citizens for Today”, Learning for Democracy: An International Journal of Thought and Practice, (Spring 2013, Vol. II iv).
Mitchell, J., Ramirez-Marrero, F., and Hooks, M.Y. (Winter 2006) “Teaching About HIVIAIDS through Online Education”. Academic Exchange Quarterly (February 2007)
Mitchell.). (2006) “Building Trust in the AIDS Education Classroom" In Humanizing Pedagogy through HIV and AIDS Prevention. Boulder-London: Paradigm Publishers invited chapter.
Mitchell, J., Ramirez-Marero, F., and Hooks, M.Y. (2006) “Preparing teachers as prevention agents: An online learning course”, ln Humanizing Pedagogy through HIV and AIDS Prevention. Boulder-London: Paradigm Publishers - invited chapter. 2003
"SOAR 2 College", Mitchell, J.M. James, L., Essig, B., Educational Leadership, Vol. 61, 1, September 2003. –
"The Impact of Academic Controversy on Subsequent Conflict Resolution Relationships among Students", Journal of Educational Research. (13, 1) 73-84. Mitchell, J; Johnson D & R. Johnson (2003)
Build a Future without AIDS, March 26, 2008, New York 2008, AERA
Building Trust in the HIV/AIDS education classroom, April 3, 2007, Chicago, AERA
Build a Future without AIDS, AACTE, Build a Future without AIDS, , Received September 1, 2003, 14,000, For September 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005, Facilitate a model of HIV/AIDS education for teacher credential candidates
Every Child Counts/East Bay CA
Community Learning Center Schools of Alameda - Executive Board voting member
AERA Special Interest Group: Democratic Citizenship in Education Award 2013-14
AERA Special Interest Group: Service Learning and Experiential Education Award: