TSU Student Accepted to Prominent Summer Research Program


michaelHouston, Texas (December 14, 2012) – The Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs is celebrating the acceptance of Administration of Justice major Michael Mitchell to the University of California-Irvine Summer Research Program in Social Ecology. Michael is one of only six recipients of the Summer Research and Graduate Admission Pathways Grants.  This research-intensive summer program is a part of the UC-HBCU Initiative awarded to recipients to spend eight weeks (June 23-August 16) at the UCI campus which will provide summer research scholars the experience of conducting research, participating in graduate-like seminars, and an opportunity to disseminate their scholarly research in academic venues. At UCI, Michael will be a student researcher at the #5 ranked Criminology, Law, and Society department under Dr. Geoff Ward.

From Garland, Texas, Michael is a junior (expected graduation date of December 2013) who majors in Administration of Justice.  In addition to being a student in the Honors College, he has been on the President’s List, the Dean’s List, and has been an Administration of Justice Scholar of the Month.  His career goal is to go into academia and become a criminal justice researcher. He plans to produce innovative scholarship in the areas of juvenile justice, gangs, and race and the administration of justice.  He also plans to start a non-profit organization for at-risk minority youth.  He plans to use his mentoring skills and scholarship to give guidance and inspiration to young African American and Latino males in hopes of deterring them from contact with the juvenile justice and criminal justice system. 

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Michael Mitchell on this excellent achievement and wish for his continued success.