Mitsu Narui

Research Associate - Qualitative & Quantitative Analyst

Dr. Mitsu Narui currently serves as the Resource Planning Analyst at The Ohio State University Arts and Sciences Career Connection office.  Mitsu received her Ph.D. in 2010 in Higher Education Administration from Ohio State. She is also received her MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green in 2003 and BS in Physical Therapy in 2000 from Ohio State. Prior to this role, Mitsu has had positions in research administration, assessment, curricular development, multicultural affairs, governmental policy, academic advising and residence life. In addition, Mitsu currently serves on the editorial boards for the Journal for LGBT Youth and the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education and has been actively presenting her research on Asian and Asian American lesbian, gay, and bisexual college students. She has been published in the Journal of Homosexuality as well as presented her research at the Association for the Study of Higher Education and American Educational Research Association national conferences.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


Kodama, C., Narui, M., Walterbush, T. (2021). Being geographically bound in student affairs: Challenges to advancement and professional identity. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. 1-14. 

Narui, M. (2018). Inclusive assessment practices: Designing assessment for underrepresented groups. Invited keynote at the Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Narui, M. (2018). Practice what we preach: Inclusive practices in accounting. Invited lecture at the Dayton Accounting Show. Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Dayton, OH.

Narui, M., & Johnson, A. (2017, June). Using assessment to revise and create inclusive policy. Presentation at the Student Affairs Research and Assessment Conference. Columbus, OH.

Narui, M.Truong, K., & McMickens, T. (2015). Independent study: How three doctoral students tackled issues recruiting participants and collecting data with historically underrepresented populations. Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, 4(1),

Narui, M. (2014). Hidden populations and intersectionality: When race and sexual orientation collide. In D. Mitchell, C. Y. Simmons, & L. A. Greyerbiehl (Eds.), Intersectionality and higher education: Theory, research, and praxis (pp. 185-200). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Narui, M. (2014). LGBT pedagogy: A review of Activities for Teaching Gender and Sexuality in the University ClassroomJournal for LGBT Youth, 11, 413-416.

Narui, M. (2011). Understanding the Asian/American gay, lesbian, bisexual experience from a poststructural perspective.  Journal of Homosexuality, 58, 1211-1234.