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Ojmarrh Mitchell, Ph.D.

Portrait of Dr. Ojmarrh Mitchell
Associate Professor
University of South Florida

Dr. Ojmarrh Mitchell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida. Professor Mitchell earned his Ph.D. in criminal justice and criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a doctoral minor in measurement, statistics and evaluation. His research interests include race/ethnicity and crime, drugs and crime, courts and sentencing, and systematic reviews of scientific research. Professor Mitchell's past research includes a National Institute of Justice-funded meta-analysis of race and sentencing research, the National Evaluation of the Breaking the Cycle Demonstration Project (with Adele Harrell), the National Evaluation of Juvenile Correctional Facilities (with Doris L. MacKenzie), a randomized experimental evaluation of the Maryland Correctional Boot Camp (with Doris L. MacKenzie), and meta-analytic reviews of the effectiveness of drug courts and incarceration-based drug treatment in reducing recidivism (with David B. Wilson and Doris L. MacKenzie). In 2011, Professor Mitchell was awarded the National Institute of Justice's W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship to study racial/ethnic disparities in drug arrests and the effects of drug sanctions on subsequent drug offending and social bonding.