Angela Mitchell

Angela Mitchell

Director, First-Year Writing | Teaching Professor


Ph.D. in English, University of Georgia; Dissertation: “Remarkable Texts: The Technē of Memory and Delivery in the Twenty-first Century Composition Classroom” Dissertation Director: Dr. Christy Desmet
M.A. in English, University of Georgia,Thesis: “Moments of Being: Desire and Repression in Virginia Woolf” Thesis Director: Dr. Tricia Lootens
B.A. in English, University of Georgia

Research Interests

Programmatic Assessment, Transfer and Longitudinal Studies, Placement for First-Year Writing Courses, Ethics and Equity in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Administration, Ethics for Digital Composition Courses; Inclusion, and Diversity in Curricular and Program Practices, Rhetorical and Aesthetics Contexts of Graffiti and Street Art (particularly in Tehran).

Teaching and Administrative Experience

Director, First-Year Writing, July 2018-Present
Teaching Professor, University of North Carolina- Charlotte, 2022-Present
Lecturer, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 2016-2022
Writing Program Consultant, Belmont Abbey College, 2016-2017
Associate Professor, Belmont Abbey College, 2010-2017
Assistant Professor, Belmont Abbey, 2005-2016
First-Year Writing Director, Belmont Abbey College, 2005-2016
Department Chair, English, Belmont Abbey College, 2012-2016
Writing Across the Curriculum Chair, Belmont Abbey College, 2006-2016

Recent Grants Awarded

“AP Placement Exemptions and Student Writing Success at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte;” SOTL Fund No. 102468

Selected Publications and Presentations

“Invisible Labor: Email Practices in WPA Work” With Jan Rieman in Making Administrative Work Visible: Data-Driven Approaches to Understanding the Labor of Writing Program Administration. Eds. Leigh Graziano, Kay Halasek, Susan Miller-Cochran, Frank Napolitano, and Natalie Szymanski, Forthcoming, Utah Press.
“Or Something Else Altogether?”: Judicial Rhetoric as Feminist Administrative Practice” in WPA Approaches and Practices (working title). Eds. Robert Cummings and Alexis Hart. Parlor Press (in negotiation), Forthcoming, 2020.
“Off the Wall, New Worlds Embodied in Graffiti and Street Art Performances,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2019.
“Reflecting on the Language of our FYW Curriculum and Program Policies,” Presentation. Carolinas Writing Program Administrators, CWPA, Meeting in the Middle, February 2018m Charlotte, NC.
“Passing the WPA Torch: How to Make a Smooth Transition,” CWPA, Meeting in the Middle, February 2018, Charlotte, NC.
“Losing our Presence of Mind:” Cultural Memory, the Body of Obama, and the Aesthetization of Terror,” proposal accepted, Rhetoric Society of American Conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 2018. Individual presentation.
“Rehearsing Scenes of Work and Play: Rhetorical (Transgender) formation through Situated Performances in Historiography, Linguistic Theory, and Classroom Practice,” Panel Presentation, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, MO, March 2018.
“The Specter of Digital Ethos: Derrida, Bourdieu, and the Performative Nature of Online Identity.” Rhetoric Society of America, Atlanta, GA, May 2016.