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Dr. Austin Michael Mitchell

Dr. Austin Michael Mitchell

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Dr. Austin Michael Mitchell studies the political economy of representative institutions. His research investigates how economic and financial policies influence the political stability of modern regimes in comparison to historical regimes.  He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 2020 with a focus on comparative politics and political methodology.

Dr. Mitchell has taught as an Instructor at the University at Buffalo SUNY and Texas A&M University.  He has previously taught courses on Introductory Statistics for Social Science, Environmental Politics, and Comparative Democracy.  He currently teaches courses on American National Government and State and Local Government.

Areas of Interest
Political economy, financial policy, representative institutions


  • Ph.D. Political Science, Texas A&M University, 2020
  • M.A. Political Science, University at Buffalo SUNY, 2015
  • M.P.A. School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2011


  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, August 2020-May 2021
  • Instructor, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University, August 2019-May 2020
  • Instructor, Department of Political Science, University at Buffalo SUNY, June 2014-July 2015


  • Quan Li, Erica Owen, and Austin Mitchell. 2018. Why Do Democracies Accept More or Less Foreign Direct Investment? A Meta-Regression Analysis. International Studies Quarterly. 62(3), pp.494-504.
  • G. Luter, Austin Mitchell, and H.L. Taylor. 2017. Critical Consciousness and Schooling: The Impact of the Community as a Classroom Program on Academic Indicators. Education Sciences 7(1), p.25.