Kevin Mitchell

Affiliated Faculty

Kevin is an accomplished senior executive with over 20 years of success across entertainment, music, film, television, video, online media, gaming, and theatrical exhibition. After achieving several Grammy Award nominations and winning a Billboard Award as a music executive,

Mitchell transitioned into the immersive experience sector of the entertainment business to adapt to the explosive shift in technology disrupting consumer consumption habits. This passion for convergence lead Kevin to become one of the driving forces to bring esports and the business of competitive video gaming into the classrooms of the Sports Communications Department at Emerson College.

As one of the first esports professors in the US, Kevin helped design an esports focused curriculum that integrates Emerson's core academic strengths in sports and political communications, media, content creation, production and journalism and combined it with multiple experiential learning projects.

Kevin's day to day role as Director of Business Development for National Amusements, the parent company of Viacom, CBS and Showcase Cinemas provided the esports program with strategic access to several high growth esports projects rooted in the Boston area. Mitchell's industry leading esports curriculum and innovative learning initiatives has led to development of America's first pre-college esports program at Emerson College and the launch of the first conference in the US dedicated to collegiate esports called the College Esports Expo.

Mitchell is a co-founder of an Ivy League based esports league and he has been quoted in publications like Sports Illustrated, NY Times, Washington Post,,,, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, PBS, Fox25 Boston and ABC Boston affiliated WCVB.


  • Communication Studies
    Since 2017