Radomir Ray Mitic
Assistant Professor, Education, Health & Behavior
- Equity in graduate education, student outcomes, first-generation college students, international/comparative higher education, quantitative research methods
- Email: radomir.mitic@UND.edu
- Office: 701.777.3452
Education Building Room 390
231 Centennial Drive Stop 7189
Grand Forks ND 58202-7189
Dr. Radomir Ray Mitic (he/him/his) is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of North Dakota where he teaches in the master's and doctoral programs. Dr. Mitic's program of research centers on the equitable outcomes of higher education at the local, national, and international levels. His recent work on outcomes includes post-college civic engagement and graduate aspirations, enrollment, and attainment. Current projects include promoting equity within the space science ecosystem, the intersection of racial climate and mental health in doctoral education, and first-generation college student success. Dr. Mitic is also on the editorial boards of the Journal of College Student Development, Journal of First-Generation Student Success and the Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education.
Follow Dr. Mitic on Twitter @DrRMitic.
Dr. Mitic is accepting Ph.D. students interested in related research topics for the Fall 2023 semester, particularly for projects related to:
Equity and innovation in graduate education
Secondary data analysis of higher education outcomes using large datasets
HE 501: Introduction to Higher Education
HE 529: Professional Competencies in Higher Education (Capstone)
HE 544: Assessment in Higher Education
HE 563: Academic Administration in Higher Education
HE 570: Higher Education Law
HE 571: Introduction to Research Traditions in Higher Education
HE 576: Higher Education Planning and Finance
HE 592: Internship in Higher Education
HE 598: Individual Research in Higher Education
HE 995: Scholarly Project
EDD 999: Dissertation in Practice
Equity in graduate education, student outcomes, first-generation college students, international/comparative higher education, quantitative research methods
Referreed Journal Articles
Mitic, R.R. (2022). Developing civic consciousness in Russian higher education: An institutional case study. Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-022-00961-2
Mitic, R.R., & Wolniak, G.C. (2022). Examining the associations between financial conditions and study abroad in diverse, low-income college students. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 51(3), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.55504/0884-9153.1800
Mitic, R.R., & Okahana, H. (2021). Don’t count them out: Ph.D. skills development and careers in industry. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SGPE-03-2020-0019
Wolniak, G.C., Mitic, R.R., & Engberg, M.E. (2020). Diverse pathways to graduate education attainment. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 13(4), 368-383. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000141
Mitic, R.R. (2020). Global learning for local serving: Establishing the links between study abroad and post-college volunteering. Research in Higher Education, 61(5), 603-627. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11162-020-09604-w
Mitic, R.R. (2015). Challenges to positive leadership in U.S. higher education: Lessons from U.S. political economy. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 14(1-2), 278-286. https://doi.org/10.1163/15691497-12341345
Mitic, R.R. (2021). Government-funded academic exchanges. In B. Farnsworth (Ed.). The Future of International Exchanges in a Post-Pandemic World (pp. 9-20). American Council on Education.
Mitic, R.R. (2019). Cultivating voter participation among first-generation college students: The relationship of study abroad participation to post-college voting behaviour. In R.M.O. Pritchard, M. O’Hara, C. Milsom, J. Williams, & L. Matei (Eds.) The Three Cs of Higher Education: Competition, Collaboration and Complementarity (pp. 205-232). Central European University Press.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations
Mitic, R.R. & Okahana, H. (2021). Doctoral students’ well-being and resilience as mediators of program racial climate on program satisfaction. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association. Virtual.
Mitic, R.R., Zhou, E., & Okahana, H. (2020, November). How do I teach?: Ph.D. preparedness for faculty roles in various types of institutions. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Virtual.
Mitic, R.R. (2020, November). Against the historical grain: One Russian university’s efforts at civic education. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Virtual.
Mitic, R.R. (2019, November). Taking the huge leap: Predicting study abroad participation for first-generation college students. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Portland, Oregon.
Mitic, R.R. (2019, October). Civic engagement development in Russian higher education: A pilot case study. Presentation at the Annual Innovative Proceedings & Analytics Symposium. Moscow, Russia.
Mitic, R.R., Wolniak, G.C., & Davis, L.A. (2019, April). Upwardly mobile and global: Predicting study abroad participation among scholarship recipients from adverse backgrounds. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association. Toronto, Ontario.
Wolniak, G.C., Engberg, M., & Mitic, R.R. (2019, April). Cultivating graduate education aspirations. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association. Toronto, Ontario.
Mitic, R.R. (2018, September). Placing community engagement on the international branch campus. Presentation at the 15th Annual Workshop/Conference on Higher Education Reform. Baltimore, Maryland.
Mitic, R.R. (2018, August). Cultivating civic engagement among first-generation college students: The relationship of study abroad participation to civic outcomes. Presentation the Annual Meeting of the European Association of Institutional Research. Budapest, Hungary.
2021: Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) Research Accelerator Grant: Ad Astra Diversitas: Advancing Full Participation in Space Science
2021: Association for Institutional Research (AIR), NCES Data Institute: Using Federal Datasets to Support Research on Postsecondary Education
Ph.D., Higher & Postsecondary Education, New York University
Graduate Certificate, Educational Research Methodology, University of Illinois at Chicago
M.S., Education & Social Policy, Northwestern University
B.A., History, International Studies, Spanish, Loyola University Chicago
2021-Present: Assistant Professor of Higher Education, University of North Dakota
2021: Adjunct Instructor, New York University
2019-2021: Postdoctoral Researcher, Council of Graduate Schools
2019: Visiting Scholar, National Research University Higher School of Economics Moscow, Russia
2016-2019: Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, New York University
2009-2015: Associate Director, Office of International Services, University of Illinois at Chicago
2006-2007: Student Life Assistant, John Felice Rome Center, Loyola University Chicago