- Assistant Professor
- Educational and Psychological Studies
- Ohio State University, Ph.D. Educational Policy & Leadership
- Higher Education and Student Affairs
Dr. Joseph A. Kitchen is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies at the University of Miami. He is also a Research Associate at the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California. Dr. Kitchen earned his Ph.D. in Educational Policy & Leadership: Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University. He was previously a postdoctoral scholar at the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Science Education Department at Harvard University.
Dr. Kitchen conducts quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research and his research agenda spans several areas, with a central focus on the role of college transition, outreach, and support programs and interventions in promoting equitable outcomes and college success among first generation, low-income, and underrepresented students. Dr. Kitchen currently works on a $6.4 million grant-funded, mixed-methods research and evaluation project examining a comprehensive college transition and student success program at the University of Nebraska that serves first generation, low-income, and underrepresented minority college students.
Kitchen’s research has been featured in Research in Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Science Education, Journal of Student Affairs Research & Practice, and The NASAP Journal, among others. He is co-editor of the book, Envisioning public scholarship for our time: Models for higher education researchers, and he has co-authored numerous professional program assessment reports. Kitchen is committed to translating his research to inform policies and practices that promote social justice and equity in education.
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