Professor Mitchell, an interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on the criminal justice system, specifically the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, joined the University of Missouri School of Law faculty in 2006. He has served as a Missouri Supreme Court Faculty Fellow researching ex-offender reentry in Missouri.
Prior to joining the faculty, he was a Scholar in Residence in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andre M. Davis, formerly of the U.S. District Court. He has been recognized for his teaching – Gold Chalk Award (2009), and his contributions outside the law school – Legion of Black Collegians Minority Faculty and Staff Appreciation Award (2011).
In 2012, he earned his doctorate in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania with his dissertation entitled, “Unintended Consequences?: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Obstacles that Prevent Successful Ex-Offender Reentry and Reintegration and the Societal Impact.” He is an affiliate member with the MU Black Studies Program and a Policy Research Scholar with the MU Institute for Public Policy.