Todd DeMitchell

John & H. Irene Peters Professor of Education; Professor of Justice Studies
Phone: (603) 862-5043
Office: Education, Morrill Hall Rm 306, Durham, NH 03824
Todd A. DeMitchell


  • 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: Adv. Educ. Field Project

Selected Publications

Demitchell, T. A. (2020). Teachers and Their Unions Labor Relations in Uncertain Times.

Fossey, R., & DeMitchell, T. (2019). “'All These People Must Die" The Ninth Circuit Rules that a School May Expel a Student for Creating a Hit List, Even Though the Student Never Intended for Anyone to See it.. Teachers College Record.

DeMitchell, T. A., & Paige, M. A. (2019). Threading the Evaluation Needle The Documentation of Teacher Unprofessional Conduct. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Fossey, R., & DeMitchell, T. (2019). Peltier v. Charter Day School: A Charter School’s Regulation Requiring Female Students to Wear Skirts is Ruled Unconstitutional. Teachers College Record.

DeMitchell, T., & Paige, M. (2019). Removing Ineffective Educators Using an Effective and Fair Documentation System. Education Department Policy Brief #19-02.

Phan, L. T., Hebert, D. J., & DeMitchell, T. A. (2013). School Counselor Training with LGBTQ Clients: A Constitutional Conflict. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 7(1), 44-64. doi:10.1080/15538605.2013.756362

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

DeMitchell, T., & Kerns, G. M. (1997). Where to Educate Rachel Holland?: Does Least Restrictive Environment Mean No Restrictions?. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 70(3), 161-166. doi:10.1080/00098655.1997.10543918

DeMitchell, T. A., & Barton, R. M. (1996). Collective Bargaining and its Impact on Local Educational Reform Efforts. Educational Policy, 10(3), 366-378. doi:10.1177/0895904896010003003

DeMitchell, T. A. (1995). The Fourth Amendment and Student Drug Testing Policies: A Split Decision in the Federal Courts. International Journal of Educational Reform, 4(3), 362-368. doi:10.1177/105678799500400314

Most Cited Publications