Tania D. Mitchell

March 10, 2009

Excellent interactive workshop presenter; extensive understanding and utilization of service learning; formerly with CSU Monterey Bay; strong faculty skills and facilitation skills. Dynamic, african-american female presenter.

Name: Tania D. Mitchell
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: College of Education and Human Development
Organization: University of Minnesota
Email: tmitchel@umn.edu
Brief Biography:

Tania D. Mitchell is a student development specialist by training whose academic work has focused on service learning as a tool for students' leadership development and social justice sensemaking. She has worked at a number of colleges and universities across the United States contributing to both brand new service learning initiatives and established service learning programs. From 2002-2007 she served as Assistant Professor for Service Learning Leadership at California State University Monterey Bay where she developed the minor in Service Learning Leadership and directed the Student Leadership in Service Learning Program—a nationally recognized peer education program. Currently, she serves as Service Learning Director for the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University where she leads a variety of service learning and community engagement initiatives including the Center's major concentration in public service, community development, and social change. Her interests include critical service learning practice, disciplining service learning, student leadership development, and understanding service learning's impact on diverse students and students' post-collegiate life and career choices.

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