Steve Mitchell has been at Kent State University in Ohio since 1992. He is the Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs and Graduate Education in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, and a Professor in Curriculum and Instruction.
Steve holds a PhD from Syracuse University and Bachelors and Master’s degrees from Loughborough University in England. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters related to standards-based teaching in Physical Education, and has co-authored three textbooks, including two related to teaching games for understanding within public school physical education, with one now into its fourth edition.
Steve is a past-president of the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD), a role in which he fronted advocacy efforts that led to a mandatory standards based Physical Education assessment system in the state of Ohio. More recently, Steve has been a member of the SHAPE America Board of Directors and a member of the Board of Examiners of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).