Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell

Institution: Harvard University

Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell is an associate professor of education with expertise in leadership, management, and organizations at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Bridwell-Mitchell's research builds on her three areas of training and study: organizational management and theory, public policy, and education. Specifically, her research and teaching integrates these three fields to examine how organizational factors constrain and enable the success of U.S. public school reform. For example, one of her current research projects asks how teachers' activities in the classroom are influenced by their integration into local networks or communities of teachers and to what extent community integration depend on factors such as teachers' status or standing in their schools. Bridwell-Mitchell graduated, summa cum laude, in 1996 from Cornell University with a degree in American policy studies and a concentration in education policy. She earned her master's in public policy with a concentration in human labor resources and education from the Harvard Kennedy School in 1999. In 2008, she completed her Ph.D. in organization theory and management with a focus on school organizations at New York University's Stern School of Business. Bridwell-Mitchell's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, presented at numerous professional conferences, and published in high impact academic journals. She works to extend her research and teaching beyond academia by helping leading-edge education organizations provide leadership and management training for schools across the country.