Joseph Kitchen

Asst. Professor

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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.