Hajime Mitani, Ph.D.

Hajime Mitani, Ph.D.

Hajime Mitani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Hajime Mitani, Ph.D.

Contact Info
856-256-4500 x53803
Herman D. James Hall Room 3085

Biography

Dr. Hajime Mitani is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the Department of Educational Services and Leadership. He received his Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies with a specialization in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University, his Ed.M. in Economics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and his B.A. in International Relations from Nihon University in Japan. His research focuses on the intersection of educational policy and educational leadership, particularly district and school leadership, and international and comparative education. He has recently examined the predictive validity of SLLA, Tennessee's principal evaluation system, and the effectiveness of principal preparation programs. He uses large scale educational data and advanced statistical techniques to estimate a causal relationship and provides policy recommendations. He also advises local school districts and foreign governments including the United Arab Emirates to improve their educational programs and systems. His recent paper that explored school principals' time use won A . Ross Thomas Outstanding Paper Award for the best paper appearing in the Journal of Educational Administration in 2015. His papers are also published in leading educational policy and administration journals. At the department, he teaches Promoting Effective Learning, Quantitative Analysis in Educational Research, Dissertation Seminar II, and Mixed Methods Research in Educational Leadership. His most recent work can be found at his personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/hajimemitaniedpolicy/