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College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Faculty and Staff

Mitsunori Misawa, Ph.D.

Asst Professor


Office Location: 302 Browning Hall

Phone: (901) 678-4060


Mitsunori Misawa, Ph.D. is a faculty member of the Higher and Adult Education program in the Department of Leadership at the University of Memphis. He received his Ph.D. in Adult Education with an Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies Graduate Certificate from the University of Georgia. He also received his M.Ed. in Adult Education (Curriculum and Instruction) and his B.A. in Economics (International Business and Trade) from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Dr. Misawa's major areas of research include social justice in postsecondary education, adult bullying, workplace education, community-based practice, policy and leadership studies, women's and gender studies, curriculum and instruction (face-to-face, online, and hybrid) for adult learners, lifelong learning, social sciences research methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods), and qualitative research (narrative inquiry, case studies, and action research).

Dr. Misawa's work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and has been presented and published in peer-reviewed conference proceedings at various national and international conferences related to his research areas. He is also currently serving as an editorial board member for Adult Education Quarterly. He serves as a manuscript reviewer for several journals and as a proceedings reviewer for various national and international conferences.

Prior to working at the University of Memphis, Dr. Misawa worked as an assistant professor at the University of Georgia where he taught a doctoral qualitative research methods course. He has also been an associate faculty member of the Institute for Women's Studies at the University of Georgia. Dr. Misawa also worked as an educator and a policy researcher at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia, where he trained medical doctors, nurses, and administrators on state and federal policies, and developed and conducted a couple of the quantitative and mixed policy research studies.

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