Dr. Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell of the Harvard Graduate School of Education to give the next ED Talk

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October 19, 2016


11:30am - 12:30pm


SZB 324


Dr. Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell: “Them That’s Got: How Tie Formation in Partnership Networks Gives High Schools Differential Access to Social Capital”

Dr. 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 integrate these three fields to examine how organizational factors constrain and enable the success of U.S. public school reform. 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.

The ED Talks series is presented by the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin.