Anthony B. Mitchell, Sr., EdD

Penn State Lion Mark
Associate Teaching Professor of African and African American Studies, History
Co-founder - African American Male Mentoring Program (AAMMP)
Office Phone
Office Location
Main Building, 102
Penn State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132

Dr. Mitchell possesses a broad background in adult and continuing education, African American history, and educating African American males. His research and publications examine African American educational leadership, African American oral history, educating African American males, and Afrocentric education.  

Teaching Interests:
West African social and musical history, history of the civil rights movement, 20th century African American politics and leadership


Research Interests

African American adult education history, African American oral history, Black male achievement, and Afrocentric/culturally responsive education


Bell, D., Nunn, P., & Mitchell, A.B., Sr. (Fall, 2015). The Avalon Carver Community Center’s Winners Sankofa Project: An evaluation of an African-centered model of culturally specific alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention youth practice. Black Child Journal, 57-71

Mitchell, A. & Stewart, J. (October, 2013). The efficacy of all-male academies: Insights from Critical Race Theory (CRT). Sex Roles Journal 69 (7), 382-392.

Mitchell, A. B. (2013). Mary Church Terrell: Dynamic Freedom Fighter for the Race and Women's Rights. Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, 31, 1-12.

Byrdsong, T.R., & Mitchell, A.B., & Yamatani, H. (2013). Afrocentric intervention paradigm: An overview of successful application by a grassroots organization. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, (23)8, 931-937.


Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

M.ED., Penn State University

B.S., Geneva College

Course Schedule
CNED 296, 296 - Indep Studies
Frable Bldg 208 or by appt
M 4:00pm - 5:15pm