Todd A. DeMitchell

John and H. Irene Peters Professor of Education
Phone: (603) 862-5043
Office: Education, Morrill Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Todd A. DeMitchell


Law and labor impacts on schools and colleges


  • Ed.D., Educational Admin.&Supervision, University of Southern California
  • M.A., Education, University of California - Davis
  • M.A.T., History, University of La Verne
  • B.A., History, University of La Verne

Research Interests

  • Law and labor impacts on schools and colleges

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 767: Students, Teachers, & the Law
  • EDUC 867: Students, Teachers, & the Law
  • EDUC 897: Top\Students & Higher Ed Law
  • EDUC 951: Laws&Regulations Special Educ
  • EDUC 964: Human Resources in Education
  • EDUC 967: School Law
  • EDUC 968: Collective Bargaining Pub Educ
  • EDUC 973: Policy, Politics, & Planning
  • EDUC 975: Admin Internship&Field Project

Selected Publications

DeMitchell, T. A. (2018). Educators at the Bargaining Table Successfully Negotiating a Contract That Works for All. Rowman & Littlefield.

Fossey, R., Eckes, S., & DeMitchell, T. A. (2017). "Stupid but Constitutional": Courts Continue to Limit Teacher's Curricular-Related Speech. Education Law Reporter, 342(4), 880.

DeMitchell, T. A., Evans, C. M., & Graham, S. (2017). Guns, Grizzlies, and Fences: Security Responses In Our Schools. Education Law Reporter, 342(1), 1.

Fossey, R., DeMitchell, T. A., & Eckes, S. (2016). Does a Student Have a Constitutional Right to Criticize Lesbianism in a University Film Course? A Federal Court Says Yes.. Teachers College Record, (ID 21017).

DeMitchell, T., & Hambacher, E. (2016). Zero Tolerance, Threats of Harm, and the Imaginary Gun:" Good Intentions Run Amuck. Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, 16.

DeMitchell, T. A., & Onosko, J. J. (2016). Vergara v. State of California: The End of Teacher Tenure or a Flawed Ruling. S. Cal. Interdisc. LJ, 25, 589.

DeMitchell, T. A., & Thompson, W. C. (2016). When a parent directs a child not be resuscitated, what should educators do?. The Conversation, (

Eckes, S., DeMitchell, T. A., & Fossey, R. (2016). G.G. v. Glouster County School Board: The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds the U.S. Department of Education’s Transgender Restroom Policy.”. Teachers College Record, (ID 21468).

DeMitchell, T. A., & Thompson, W. C. (2016). Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Orders in Our Schools: The Unthinkable Ethical Dilemma for Educators. Rutgers JL & Pub. Pol'y, 14, 287.

Demitchell, T. A., & Carney, J. J. (2005). Harry Potter and the Public School Library. Phi Delta Kappan, 87(2), 159-165. doi:10.1177/003172170508700212

Most Cited Publications