S. David Mitchell is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Ruth L. Hulston Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law. His research focuses on the criminal justice system, specifically the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, joined the University of Missouri School of Law faculty in 2006.
Professor Mitchell has served as a Missouri Supreme Court Faculty Fellow researching ex-offender reentry in Missouri. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a Scholar in Residence in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andre M. Davis, formerly of the U.S. District Court.
In 2012, he earned his doctorate in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania with his dissertation entitled, Unintended Consequences?: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Obstacles that Prevent Successful Ex-Offender Reentry and Reintegration and the Societal Impact. He is an affiliate member with the MU Black Studies Program and a Policy Research Scholar with the MU Institute for Public Policy.