Dr. Mitchell earned her Ph.D. in Government from USF in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies in the area of International Relations. Her research focuses on international security, legitimacy, and private military and security companies. She has more than ten years teaching experience and has taught Introduction to International Relations, Globalization, International Human Rights, and Conflict in the World. Dr. Mitchell also has experience in faculty development through her work at USF's Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence from 2013-2015. She enjoys guiding students on their path to global awareness.