Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell is an assistant professor of education with the faculty of Education Leadership and Organizations at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Bridwell-Mitchell graduated, summa cum laude, in 1999 from Cornell University with a degree in American Policy Studies and a concentration in Education Policy. She earned her Master’s in Public Policy with a concentration in Human Labor Resources and Education from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1999. In 2008, she completed her Ph.D. in Organization Theory and Management with a focus on school organizations at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Building on her three areas of training and study, Dr. Bridwell-Mitchell’s research and teaching integrates theories of education, public policy, and organizations to examine the factors that constrain and enable the success of U.S. public schools. Dr. Bridwell-Mitchell’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, presented at numerous professional conferences, and published in high impact academic journals. Dr. Bridwell-Mitchell works to extend her research and teaching beyond academia by helping leading-edge education organizations, such as KIPP charter schools and New Leaders for New Schools to provide leadership and management training to schools leaders across the country. Ultimately, Dr. Bridwell-Mitchell’s academic and professional interests in education, organizational change, and public policy are an extension of her desire to encourage human development, public value, and social equity through institutional and systemic reform.