Dr. Joan Mitchell

Mitchell

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Joan Mitchell is a Part-time Assistant Professor of English Education at Wake Forest University. After completing her undergraduate degree in English and her MAEd in English Education at Wake Forest, she taught a diverse group of North Carolina and Colorado students in courses ranging from regular ninth-grade English to Advanced Placement Literature. She received her doctorate from the University of Alabama, where she was recognized for the most outstanding dissertation in the College of Education. Her research focus is the pedagogy of revision and its impact on student writing. She is the co-author of the education textbook Bridging English (6th ed.) and has published articles in various education journals and texts. As a regular presenter at both national and state conferences, Dr. Mitchell’s sessions have examined topics such as mentoring preservice teachers, examining inequities in students’ opportunity to learn, embracing young adult literature, revitalizing nonfiction in the classroom, and teaching effective revision strategies.

Academic Appointments
 Part-time Assistant Professor of English Education
 
Education
Ed.D., The University of Alabama, 2013
M.A.Ed., Wake Forest University, 2003
B.S., Wake Forest University, 2002

Past Professional Experiences
English Teacher, Heritage High School, Littleton, CO
English Teacher, J.H. Rose High School, Greenville, NC
Educational Consultant, Summit School, Winston-Salem, NC
University Supervisor, Secondary Education Program, The University of Alabama

EDU 354/654: Content Pedagogy (English Methods)
EDU 364L/664L: Student Teaching Internship: English

Milner, J.O., Milner, L.F.M. & Mitchell, J.F. (2017). Bridging English. (6th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.
 
Mitchell, J. (2017-2018, Winter/Summer). Teacher interview column. Notes on American Literature.  
 
Mitchell, J. (2017, Spring). Noel: Satire in miniature. Notes on American Literature, 1(3), 3.
 
Mitchell, J. (2016). Infusing sports and vitality into secondary writing instruction. In A. Brown & L. Rodesiler (Eds.), Developing contemporary literacies through sports: A guide for the English classroom (pp. 64-66). Urbana, IL: NCTE.
 
Brown, A., Mitchell, J., Youngblood, K. et al. (2014). “Do I dare disturb the universe?”: Fighting for students’ right to read. SIGNAL Journal, 37(2), 30-35.
 
Brown, A., Mitchell, J. F. et al. (2014). The look of classic young adult literature. The ALAN Review, 41(2), 6-14.
 
Milner, J.O., Milner, L.F.M. & Mitchell, J.F. (2012). Bridging English. (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
 

Brown, A., Mitchell, J. et al. (2018, November). Eight great American poets who inspire students to discover their own voices. Co-chair and roundtable leader for the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Houston, TX.
 
Brown, A., Mitchell, J., et al. (2017, November). Eight great American novels that ignite our passion for teaching. Co-chair and roundtable leader at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.
 
Kirkland, P., Mitchell, J., Schneider, L., & Wiley, H. (2017, November). Arts as literacy: Fostering passion and engagement through visual art. Presenter at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO.
 
Brown, A., Mitchell, J., et al. (2016, November). Eight great texts that inspire social change. Co-chair and roundtable leader at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Atlanta, GA.
 
Kirkland, P., Mitchell, J., Schneider, L., & Wiley, H. (2016, November). Advocating for arts education. Presenter at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Atlanta, GA.
 
Mitchell, J. (2016, November). Sudden fiction: Noel. Roundtable leader at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Atlanta, GA.
 
Brown, A., Mitchell, J., et al. (2015, November). Eight great classic and contemporary nonfiction texts. Co-chair and roundtable leader at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Minneapolis, MN.
 
Mitchell, J. (2015, November). The future is now: Exploring 21st century teaching ideas with the next generation of English teachers. Respondent for roundtable discussions at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Minneapolis, MN.
 
Mitchell, J. (2015, November). Eugene O’Neill. American drama: Staging the individual and society. Roundtable leader at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Minneapolis, MN.