Ross E. Mitchell

Associate Professor
School of Education

Education

Department of Leadership and Higher Education

 

Contact

North University Hall
Room 116
P: 909.748.8819
E: ross_mitchell@redlands.edu

What drives you as an educator?

I am a scholar and a teacher interested in helping others recognize how science (physical, biological, social, and behavioral) helps us evaluate our options, decisions, practices, and policies. Central to engagement in evaluation, I encourage my readers and students to articulate, examine, reflect upon and, if necessary, change their beliefs about the world and what it ought to be.

Area(s) of Expertise

My primary areas of interest for teaching and research are application of statistics to the study of schools and populations, social science research methodology, educational policy analysis and program evaluation, school segregation and tracking, assessment of academic achievement, and deaf education.

Professional Background Highlights

Personal highlights of my professional career include serving as an expert in the cases of Williams v. State of California (multi-track year-round calendar) and Boltz v. Buena Vista (demographics of deafness), editing Testing Deaf Students in an Age of Accountability with Robert C. Johnson (published in 2008), serving as a consultant to the Educational Testing Service for the development of appropriate statewide assessments for deaf and hard of hearing students, working as the Associate Director of Program, Policy, and Population Studies at the Gallaudet Research Institute, and working with undergraduate and graduate students on research projects here at the University of Redlands, as well as Gallaudet University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Riverside.

Degrees Held/Licensures

Doctor of Philosophy, Education (Administration & Policy), University of California, Riverside

Master of Science, Physical Chemistry, The University of Chicago

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of California, Riverside

Professional Credentials -

Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential, Physical Sciences, State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Publications

Books -

Johnson, R. C., & Mitchell, R. E. (Eds.). (2008). Testing deaf students in an age of accountability. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Book Chapters -

Mitchell, R. E. (2017). Demographics for deaf education. In S. W. Cawthon & C. L. Garberoglio (Eds.), Research in deaf education: Contexts, challenges, considerations (pp. 93–119). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Mitchell, R. E. (2016). Demographics. In G. Gertz & P. Boudreault (Eds.), The SAGE deaf studies encyclopedia (pp. 295–298). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Mitchell, R. E., & Cawthon, S. W. (2016). Academic test bias. In G. Gertz & P. Boudreault (Eds.), The SAGE deaf studies encyclopedia (pp. 1–4). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Mitchell, R. E., & Romero, L. S. (2015). Responsibility at the core of public education: Students, teachers, and the curriculum. In D. E. Mitchell & R. K. Ream (Eds.), Professional responsibility: The fundamental issue in education and healthcare reform. (pp. 11–37). New York, NY: Springer.

Mitchell, R. E., & Mitchell, D. E. (2012). The limits of desegregation accountability. In K. Gallagher, R. Goodyear, D. Brewer, & R. Rueda (Eds.), Urban education: A model for leadership and policy (pp. 186–199). New York, NY: Routledge.

Mitchell, R. E., & Karchmer, M. A. (2011). Demographic and achievement characteristics of deaf and hard of hearing students. In M. Marschark & P. E. Spencer (Eds.), Oxford handbook of deaf studies, language, and education (vol. 1, 2nd ed.) (pp. 18–31). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Johnson, R. C., & Mitchell, R. E. (2008). Introduction. In R. C. Johnson, & R. E. Mitchell (Eds.), Testing deaf students in an age of accountability (pp. 1–15). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Mitchell, R. E. (2008). Academic achievement of deaf students. In R. C. Johnson, & R. E. Mitchell (Eds.), Testing deaf students in an age of accountability (pp. 38–50). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Mitchell, R. E., & Johnson, R. C. (2008). Afterword. In R. C. Johnson, & R. E. Mitchell (Eds.), Testing deaf students in an age of accountability (pp. 239–244). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Mitchell, R. E., & Karchmer, M. A. (2006). Stanford Achievement Test. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Measurement & Statistics (pp. 949–950). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Karchmer, M. A. & Mitchell, R. E. (2003). Demographic and achievement characteristics of deaf and hard of hearing students. In M. Marschark & P. E. Spencer (Eds.), Oxford handbook of deaf studies, language, and education (pp. 21–37). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Peer-Reviewed Journals -

Mitchell, R. E., Goodyear, R. K., Both Gragg, J., Mirci, P. S., & Morgan, R. (2016). School setting behavior that characterizes social justice: An empirical approach to illustrate the concept. AERA Open, 2(3), 1–16.

Qi, S., & Mitchell, R. E. (2012). Large-scale academic achievement testing of deaf and hard-of-hearing students: Past, present, and future. Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education, 17(1), 1–18. doi:10.1093/deafed/enr028

Mitchell, D. E., Batie, M., & Mitchell, R. E. (2010). The contributions of school desegregation to housing integration: Case studies in two large urban areas. Urban Education, 45(2), 166–193.

Mitchell, R. E., & Karchmer, M. A. (2006). Demographics of deaf education: More students in more places. American Annals of the Deaf, 151(2), 95–104.

Mitchell, R. E., Young, T. A., Bachleda, B., & Karchmer, M. A. (2006). How many people use ASL in the United States? Why estimates need updating. Sign Language Studies, 6(3), 306–335.

Mitchell, R. E. (2006). How many deaf people are there in the United States? Estimates from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education, 11(1), 112–119.

Mitchell, R. E. (2006). Comments on “W(h)ither the Deaf Community?”: A normalization juggernaut? Sign Language Studies, 6(2), 210–219.

Mitchell, R. E., & Mitchell, D. E. (2005). Student segregation and achievement tracking in year-round schools. Teachers College Record, 107(4), 529–562.

Mitchell, R. E., & Karchmer, M. A. (2005). Parental hearing status and signing among deaf and hard of hearing students. Sign Language Studies, 5(2), 83–96.

Gournaris, M. J., Leigh, I. W., & Mitchell, R. E. (2005). Consistency of structural summary scores in computerized Rorschach programs. Journal of Projective Psychology and Mental Health, 12(1), 20–26.

Mitchell, R. E. (2004). National profile of deaf and hard of hearing students in special education from weighted survey results. American Annals of the Deaf, 149(4), 336–349.

Mitchell, R. E., & Karchmer, M. A. (2004). When parents are deaf vs. hard of hearing: Patterns of sign use and school placement of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education, 9(2), 133–152.

Mitchell, R. E., & Karchmer, M. A. (2004). Chasing the mythical ten percent: Parental hearing status of deaf and hard of hearing students in the United States. Sign Language Studies, 4(2), 138–163.

Mitchell, D. E., & Mitchell, R. E. (2003). The political economy of education policy: The case of class size reduction. Peabody Journal of Education, 78(4), 120–152.

Zajfman, D., Vager, Z., Naaman, R., Mitchell, R. E., Kanter, E. P., Graber, T., & Belkacem, A. (1991). The structures of C2H+ and C2H2+ as measured by Coulomb explosion imaging. Journal of Chemical Physics, 94(10), 6377–6387.

Zajfman, D., Belkacem, A., Graber, T., Kanter, E. P., Mitchell, R. E., Naaman, R., Vager, Z., & Zabransky, B. J. (1991). Measurement of the distribution of bond angles in H2O+. Journal of Chemical Physics, 94(4), 2543–2547.

Belkacem, A., Faibis, A., Kanter, E. P., Koenig, W., Mitchell, R. E., Vager, Z., & Zabransky, B. J. (1990). A new type of multiparticle imaging detector. Review of Scientific Instruments, 61(3), 945–952.

Belkacem, A., Kanter, E. P., Mitchell, R. E., Vager, Z., & Zabransky, B. J. (1989). Measurement of the ultrashort bond length in He2++. Physical Review Letters, 63(23), 2555–2558.

Professional Affiliations

American Educational Research Association (AERA) - Special Interest Group: Research on the Education of Deaf Persons, Chairperson (2014–2017)

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Institute, The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, University of Texas at Austin - Fellow (2013–Current)

National Center for Educational Outcomes (NCEO), University of Minnesota, and National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC), The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, University of Texas at Austin - NDC Engage for Change | Assessment Task Force (2017–Current)

Awards

Highlighted Article, with Sen Qi, in Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education (2012)

Rosemary S. J. Schraer Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Riverside (1999–2000)

Social media/web links, YouTube channel, etc.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Institute of the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin

https://www.meadowscenter.org/institutes/people/deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-institute#institute_fellows

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes

https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/

AERA SIG Deaf Education (SIG 095: Research on the Education of Deaf Persons)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/125612014139729/