M.A. Statistics, University of Michigan, 2007
M.S. Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2003
B.S. Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2001
Colter is conducting his postdoctoral research at Princeton University. He recently earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology and was a Population Studies Center trainee at the University of Michigan. Currently his research focuses the relationship between attitudes, values and beliefs on family, religious and educational behavior both within the United States and internationally. Another focus of his research is on the reciprocal relationships between family formation behavior and environmental concerns and natural resource use. Currently, he is working in Nepal examining neighborhood and household social and environmental influences on entry into first marriage.
Thornton, Arland, Georgina Binstock, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shabazi, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Arjan Gjonca, Attila Melegh, Colter Mitchell, Mansoor Moaddel, Yu Xie, Li-Shou Yang, Linda C.Young-DeMarco, and Katharine Yount. 2012. "Knowledge and Beliefs about National Development and Development Hierarchies: The Viewpoints of Ordinary People in Thirteen Countries." Social Science Research 41:1053-1068.
Mitchell, Colter. 2011. “Whose Will Dominates? Individual, Family and Community Influences on Participation in Spouse Selection” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, August 20-23, Las Vegas, NV. Also presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 14-17, 2010, Dallas, TX.
Thornton, Arland, Georgia Binstock, Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Arjan Gjonca, Attila Melegh, Colter Mitchell, Mansoor Moaddel, Yu Xie, Li-Shou Yang, Linda C. Young-DeMarco, and Kathryn Yount. 2010. “Knowledge and Beliefs of Ordinary People about Developmental Hierarchies.” Presented at the Asian Population Association Conference, November 16 – 20 New Delhi, India. Also presented at the Symposium on the Globalization of Modernization Theory: Clashes of Modernities and Moralities, University of Michigan, June 9-10, 2010, Ann Arbor, MI.
Mitchell, Colter M. 2009. Three Essays on Worldviews, Autonomy and the Family in Nepal. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation. Department of Sociology. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Axinn, William G., Amie Emens and Colter Mitchell. 2008. “Ideational Influences on Family Change in the United States.” Pp. 119-149 in International Family Change: Ideational Perspectives, edited by R. Jayakody, A. Thornton, and W. Axinn. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Thornton, Arland, Alexandra Achen, Jennifer S. Barber, Georgina Binstock, Wade M. Garrison, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Wang Guangzhou, Ronald Inglehart, Rukmalie Jayakody, Yang Jiang, Julie de Jong, Katherine King, Ron J. Lesthaeghe, Sohair Mehenna, Colter Mitchell, Mansoor Moaddel, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Norbert Schwarz, Yu Xie, Li-Shou Yang, Linda C. Young-DeMarco, and Kathryn Yount. 2008. “Process and Method for Creating Questions and Protocols for an International Study of Developmental Idealism, Developmental Thinking, and Family Life.” Presented at the International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (EMC), June 25-28, Berlin, Germany.
Thornton, Arland, Dirgha J. Ghimire, and Colter Mitchell. 2006. “The Measurement and Prevalence of Developmental Thinking about the Family: Evidence from Nepal.” Presented at the European Population Conference, June 21-24, Liverpool , UK. Also presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, March 31-April 2, 2005, Philadelphia , PA.