Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell
Maxcy Hall room 406
Office Hours Fall 2011:
Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30 and by appointment.
Ph.D., New York University, 2008
Areas of Interest:
Sociology of Organizations, Sociology of Education, Social Networks, Social Mechanisms
Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of Sociology & Organizations at Brown University. Her research focuses on the micro-social dynamics of institutional processes, particularly in school contexts. She is currently the co-primary investigator on a five year, National Science Foundation funded project, which examines how social relations – among teachers, among principals, and among schools and their partner organizations – affect school processes and outcomes. Ebony has presented at numerous academic and professional conferences, including the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, the American Educational Research Association, and the National Association for Multicultural Educators. Her published works include Barriers to the Interpretation and Diffusion of Information about Potential Problems in Organizations (with F. Milliken and T. Lant, 2005) and Ready for the World? Initiating the School to Work Movement in Peru (1999). As an instructor Ebony is committed to passionate and rigorous pedagogy, which instills in students a deep curiosity about organizational issues and integrates theoretical and practical knowledge in order to help students think critically and solve problems in real organizational contexts. Her academic and professional interests in education, organizational change, and public policy are an extension of her desire to encourage human development, public value and social equity through institutional and systemic reform.