Katherine Stamps Mitchell (2009)

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Louisiana State University
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Katherine Stamps Mitchell (2009)

Katherine is a sociologist and demographer with a specialization in families and children. She is particularly interested in children’s long-term family experiences and associated well-being. Dr. Mitchell’s published research focuses on family instability, complex family structures, parental involvement, relationship quality within couples and between parents and children, educational attainment, and various measures of child and adolescent well-being. Her published research has been cited over 360 times. 

Dr. Mitchell has shifted to online teaching, and she has recently undertaken specialized training in online delivery of higher education through continuing studies programs at Duke and Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary teaching interests are research methods, family dynamics, inequality and stratification, children’s well-being, the transition to adulthood, and professional ethics. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Child and Family Studies program in the School of Social Work, Dr. Mitchell is currently working on two book manuscripts. She is a member of the National Council on Family Relations, the American Sociological Association, and the Population Association of America.