• Over 20 years of experience in higher education, including 10 years as a faculty member in graduate programs in Community College Leadership. Williams has served as committee chair for more than twenty-five doctoral students who have successfully completed dissertations on community college leadership and related topics. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Hamilton College and has Master’s Degrees from Georgetown University and Western Carolina University. His Doctoral Degree is in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2015 A Comprehensive Review and Synthesis of the Literature on Late RegistrationCommunity College Enterprise.
    2014 Adult Learner Graduation Rates at Four U.S. Community Colleges by Prior Learning Assessment MethodCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice.
    2013 General education course enrollment patterns in a community college baccalaureate RN-TO-BSN programAcademic Perspectives in Higher Education Journal. 12-30.
    2011 Community College Student Success Courses: The Student PerspectiveCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice. 121-134.
    2011 The Reliance on and Demand for Adjunct Faculty Members in America's Rural, Suburban, and Urban Community CollegesCommunity College Review. 160-180.
    2010 Alumni Engaging Students from Underserved Groups in Southern AppalchiaCommunity College Enterprise. 23-35.
    2009 An Examination of Portfolios for Faculty Evaluation at Community CollegesJournal of Applied Research in the Community College. 56-59.
    2009 Community College Alumni ProgramsCommunity College Enterprise. 93-101.
    2009 Differential cross s ections for the reactions gamma p—> p eta and gamma p —> p eta-primePhys. Rev.. 045213.
    2009 Institutional Efforts to Support Faculty in Online LearningInnovative Higher Education. 257-268.
    2008 Gender and career paths to the North Carolina community college presidencyJournal of Women in Educational Leadership. 261-273.
    2008 Intercollegiate athletics at the community collegeCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice. 453-461.
    2007 Collaboration in professional developmentSociety for College and University Planning Portfolio on Planning in the Community College. 1-7.
    2007 Expansion of community college athletic programsThe Community College Enterprise. 39-49.
    2007 The changing role of colleges of education in preparing community college professionalsThe Community College Enterprise. 23-35.
    2006 Community college presidents' perceptions of intercollegiate athleticsThe Community College Enterprise. 91-104.
    2006 The challenges facing rural community colleges: Issues and problems today and over the past 30 yearsCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice. 641-655.
    2004 Rural community colleges and economic development: Leaders' perspectives on collaborationJournal of Applied Research in the Community College. 27-37.
    2003 Partnerships among institutions from different sectors of higher education: Expanding views of collaboration for outreach and community service.Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. 25-40.
    2002 Collaboration in professional developmentPlanning in Higher Education. 39-45.
    2002 Community College Enrollment as a function of economic indicatorsCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice. 431-438.
    2002 Sponsorship of community leadership development programs: What consitutes an ideal partnership?Journal of the Community Development Society. 61-71.
    2001 A primer for community college consortium building.Academic Leadership: Journal for Community and Technical College Leaders. 3-5.
    2001 Collaboration in presenting community leadership development programs: Two and four-year institutions of higher education working in partnershipThe Journal of Leadership Studies.


    Year Title
    2013 Still Trying to be All Things to All People: What it Means for Students at the Community College.Contemporary Colleges and Universities: A Reader. New York: Lang.

    Research Overview

  • Rural community colleges and collaboration among institutions of higher education for rural development.The role of the community college in addressing issues related t poverty.Intercollegiate athletics at community colleges.
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Higher Education : Community College Leadership and Adult Education
  • Education And Training

  • Ed.D. in Adult and Community College Education, North Carolina State University 2001
  • M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, Community College, Western Carolina University 1998
  • M.A. in Political Science, Georgetown University 1980
  • B.A. in Government, Hamilton College 1978
  • Full Name

  • Mitchell Williams