MitchellTyree Mitchell

Assistant Professor

PhD, DePaul University,  2016

MA, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, DePaul University, 2014

BA, Psychology (Summa Cum Laude), Hampton University, 2007

 Phone: (225) 578-7362

Office: 286 Coates Hall





Dr. Tyree Mitchell received his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from DePaul University. He also completed a predoctoral fellowship at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His primary research interests are in organizational leadership and work teams. His leadership research focuses on understanding the antecedents of effective leadership behaviors and how leaders develop. He was recently selected as a Greenleaf Scholar by the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Dr. Mitchell’s work teams research focuses on identifying factors that make teams effective in work settings. He recently completed a major research project for NASA, which involved reviewing existing quantitative studies on team functioning in space analog environments and identifying team factors that may enhance and inhibit team functioning and effectiveness in such environments. He also recently received a grant from the Illinois Space Grant Consortium (NASA program) to help support his future research on teams in space analog environments. Dr. Mitchell has presented his research at major national conferences, such as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and Association for Psychological Science (APS). He has also assisted on consulting projects for several private and public organizations, such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Curriculum Vita

Selected Publications

 Mitchell, T. D., & Towler, A. J. (2014). Location, language, location: Toward a better understanding of leader-performance relations. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7, 197-200.

Towler, A. J., & Mitchell, T. D. (2014). Facilitation in e-learning. In K. Kraiger, J. Passmore, S. Malvezze, & N. R. dos Santos (Eds.), The Wiley handbook of training, personal development and e-learning (pp. 173-187).  United Kingdom: Wiley Blackwell.


Selected Presentations

Mitchell, T. D. (2017). Team prosocial motivation and shared leadership: Moderating effects of team surface-level diversity. Poster presented at the annual Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research conference, St. Louis, MI. 

Mitchell, T. D., & Smith, S. (2017). Qualifying the extraverted leadership advantage: Extraversion, gender, and leader effectiveness. Poster presented at the 32nd annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Mitchell, T. D. (2016). Leader goal orientation and effectiveness: Mediating effects of transformational leadership. Poster presented at the 31st annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Anaheim, CA.

Bell, S. T., Brown, S. G., & Mitchell, T. D. (2016). A quantitative review of team research in LDSEM-analogue environments. In Lauren B. Landon (Chair), Simulating space missions: Findings from high-fidelity research analogs. Symposium presented at the 31st annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Anaheim, CA.


Awards & Honors

Robert Greenleaf Scholar (Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership), 2016,

Illinois Space Grant Consortium Fellowship Grant Recipient (NASA program), 2015


Professional/Community Service

 Junior Faculty Consortium committee member for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2017

 Reviewer for the 31st annual meeting of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, 2016

 Reviewer for the 74th annual meeting of the Academy of Management (OB Division), 2014