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Donald Mitchell

Donald "DJ" Mitchell Jr. is professor of higher education leadership at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, he currently serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of College Student Development, the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, the Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity, the Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, and Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors. His scholarship focuses on race, gender, identity intersections, and intersectionality within higher education contexts, with a particular interest in historically Black fraternities and sororities and historically Black colleges and universities as microsystems and macrosystems of analysis. He was awarded the Center for the Study of the College Fraternity's 2012 Richard McKaig Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for his dissertation, "Are They Truly Divine?: A Grounded Theory of the Influences of Black Greek-Lettered Organizations on the Persistence of African Americans at Predominantly White Institutions."