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George Mitchell

Assistant Professor
Director, Public Policy Minor

School/Division

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Department

Political Science

Affiliated Departments

International Relations
Public Service Management Program

Office

NAC 4/135A

p: 212-650-6435

f: 212-650-5190

e: gmitchell@ccny.cuny.edu

  • Profile

    George E. Mitchell is an assistant professor of political science and an affiliate of the public service management (MPA) and international relations (IR-MA) programs at the City College of New York, specializing in NGO management and leadership. Before joining City College Professor Mitchell worked in the post-conflict reconstruction sector in the Middle East and was a founding Member of the Transnational NGO Initiative at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

  • Education

    • PhD (Political Science), Syracuse University, 2011
    • MA (Political Science), Syracuse University, 2007
    • MA (Economics), Syracuse University, 2006
    • BS (Economics), West Virginia University, 2003
  • Courses Taught

    Graduate courses:

    • PSM B1805 American Governance and Public Administration
    • PSM C1816 / PSY V7600 Program Evaluation
    • IR B6999 NGOs in Global Politics
    • IR B6800 Research Methods

    Undergraduate courses:

    • PSC 25200 Theories of International Relations
    • PSC 31716 NGOs in World Affairs
  • Research Interests

    Professor Mitchell's areas of research include strategic NGO/nonprofit management and leadership, outcome-oriented philanthropy, public administration, international relations, and mixed-methods. Among other topics related to NGO/nonprofit management and leadership, his current research examines how Northern transnational NGOs are confronting challenges to their accountability, effectiveness, legitimacy, and relevance.

  • Publications

    Mitchell, George E. Forthcoming. "The Attributes of Effective NGOs and the Leadership Values Associated with a Reputation for Organizational Effectiveness." Nonprofit Management & Leadership.

    Mitchell, George E., Rosemary O'Leary, and Catherine Gerard. 2015. "Collaboration and Performance: Perspectives from Public Managers and NGO Leaders." Public Performance and Management Review. 38(4), 684-716. DOI: 10.1080/15309576.2015.1031015.

    Mitchell, George E. 2015. "Fiscal Leanness and Fiscal Responsiveness: Exploring the Normative Limits of Strategic Nonprofit Financial Management." Administration & Society. DOI: 10.1177/0095399715581035.

    Mitchell, George E. 2014. "The Strategic Orientations of US-Based NGOs." Voluntas. DOI: 10.1007/s11266-014-9507-5.

    Mitchell, George E. 2014. "Creating a Philanthropic Marketplace through Accounting, Disclosure, and Intermediation." Public Performance and Management Review. 38(1), 23-47. DOI: 10.2753/pmr1530-9576380102.

    Mitchell, George E. 2014. "Why Will We Ever Learn? Measurement and Evaluation in International Development NGOs." Public Performance and Management Review. 37(4), 605-631. DOI: 10.2753/PMR1530-9576370404.

    Mitchell, George E. and Hans Peter Schmitz. 2014. "Principled Instrumentalism: A Theory of Transnational NGO Behaviour. Review of International Studies. 40(3), 487-504. DOI: 10.1017/S0260210513000387.

    Mitchell, George E. 2014. "Collaborative Propensities among Transnational NGOs Registered in the United States." American Review of Public Administration. 44(5), 575-599. DOI: 10.1177/0275074012474337.

    Mitchell, George E. 2013. "The Construct of Organizational Effectiveness: Perspectives from Leaders of International Nonprofits in the United States." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 42(2), 322-343. DOI: 10.1177/0899764011434589.

    Mitchell, George E. 2012. "Strategic Responses to Resource Dependence among Transnational NGOs Registered in the United States." Voluntas. 25(1), 67-91. DOI: 10.1007/s11266-012-9329-2.

    Mitchell, George E. and Grant Reeher. 2011. “From e-government to e-governance: Harnessing technology to strengthen democracy.” In The Trusted Leader: Building the Relationships that Make Government Work, ed. T. Newell, G. Reeher and P. Ronayne (2nd ed., pp. 340-370). Washington: CQ Press.

    Lecy, Jesse D., George E. Mitchell, and Hans Peter Schmitz. 2010. “Advocacy Organizations, Networks and the Firm Analogy.” In Rethinking Advocacy Organizations: A Collective Action Perspective, ed. M. K. Gugerty and A. Prakash (pp. 229-251). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Mitchell, George E. 2010. "Leveraging Project Finance for Development: The Chad-Cameroon Oilfield Development and Pipeline Project." Journal of Civil Society and Social Transformation. 1(1), 14-25.

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