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Mitchell L. Stevens

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Mitchell Stevens


Assistant: Monica Rivas


I am an organizational sociologist with longstanding interests in the quantification of educational processes, alternative educational forms, and the formal organization of knowledge.

Other Titles

Professor, Graduate School of Education
Professor (By courtesy), Sociology

Program Affiliations

SHIPS (PhD): Educational Policy
SHIPS (PhD): Higher Education
SHIPS (PhD): Organization Studies
SHIPS (PhD): Social Sciences in Education
SHIPS (PhD): Sociology of Education

Research Interests

Alternative Schooling | Educational Policy | Higher Education | Leadership and Organization | Lifelong Learning

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Recent Publications

Eaton, C., & Stevens, M. L. (2020). Universities as peculiar organizations. SOCIOLOGY COMPASS.

Angus, G., Martinez, R. D., Stevens, M. L., & Paepcke, A. (2019). Via: Illuminating Academic Pathways at Scale. L@S '19: PROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTH (2019) ACM CONFERENCE ON LEARNING @ SCALE.

Stevens, M. L. (2018). Research Universities and the Future of Work. ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 35(1), 45–52.

Mitchell L. Stevens in the News & Media

Vanity Fair
Professor Mitchell Stevens considers the pandemic's long-term impact on colleges and universities.
July 8, 2020
Professor Mitchell Stevens talks about the uncertainties facing colleges in re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 15, 2020
Treating online and in-person instruction as essentially equal puts residential universities in an awkward position, says Associate Professor Mitchell Stevens.
May 17, 2020
August 8, 2018
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