Patricia A. Mitchell
Dr. Patricia A. Mitchell is Professor Emeritus and the former chair of the Department of Leadership Studies at the University of San Francisco (USF). Dr. Mitchell has over 40 years of professional and teaching experience in postsecondary education. She has been a major player and has made an impact on training and preparing leaders and managers to transform their organizations. Her research interests include organization and leadership issues; curriculum development; women’s issues; and diversity in higher education. Mitchell has written and co-edited six textbooks, authored scholarly publications, and facilitated professional presentations. She was the recipient of the USF Ignatian Service Award for 2015. This award honors a faculty member whose service to students, the university and the community at large constitutes an exceptional contribution. Additionally, she received the Morgan State University Alumni Special Achievement Award for 2017. Mitchell serves on the executive board of the USF Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa at the University of San Francisco.