Dana L. Mitra
Dana L. Mitra is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Education Policy Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Dana has published over 30 papers and two books on the topics of student voice and civic engagement. She is the founding editor of the International Journal of Student Voice and the co-editor of the American Journal of Education. Dana’s prior work experience includes teaching elementary school in the Washington, DC area and serving as the coordinator for two White House Conferences on Character Education.
Dana has served as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in 2012 to study child participation and educational reform in Bangalore, India. She has recently published a book entitled, Civic Education in the Elementary Grades: Promoting Engagement in an Era of Accountability (Teacher’s College Press).