Sarah Mitchell, Ph.D., CFLE-P

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Sarah Mitchell


Dr. Sarah Mitchell earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Missouri in 2012 and 2019, respectively. Her research focuses on family structure and process; her primary areas of interest include LGBTQ+ individuals, identity formation processes, sexual orientation disclosure decisions, perceptions of familial support, gender, ethnicity, and the impact of intersecting identities (particular minority statuses) within the context of family.

Curriculum Vitae

The courses she has taught in HDFS (e.g., human sexuality, intimate relationships and marriage, Black families, divorce, introduction to families, and children and families in a multi-ethnic society) incorporate the study of diverse and underrepresented individuals and families. She has a passion for teaching and mentoring students and is excited to do so at University of Nevada, Reno! She also is interested in community service and engagement involving diverse populations.


  • Ph.D., Human Development and Family Science, University of Missouri
  • M.A., Human Development and Family Science, University of Missouri
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Missouri