Professor of English & Film Studies - Department Chair
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Mitchell completed her doctoral work in film studies at Case Western Reserve University under the direction of Dr. Louis Giannetti, author of Understanding Movies, Flashback, and Masters of the American Cinema. Mitchell's book publications include Diane Keaton: Artist and Icon (2001), The Makeover in Movies: Before and After in Hollywood Films, 1941-2002 (2004), and Royal Portraits in Hollywood: Filming the Lives of Queens (2009) [the second and third were co-authored with Dr. Elizabeth Ford]. Her articles have appeared in various journals, and she has presented papers at national and international film and literature conferences. She has also led groups of students to England, Scotland, Wales, France, and Italy.