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 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

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.

DeMitchell, T., & Rath, C. (2019). Armed and Dangerous –– Teachers? A Policy Response to Security In Our Public Schools.. Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, 2019, 63-93.

Fossey, R., & DeMitchell, T. (2018). Case Commentary: Doe v. Baum: The Sixth Circuit Reiterates that Students Accused of Sexual Assault Are Constitutionally Entitled to Confront Their Accusers at University Title IX Disciplinary Hearings.. School Law Reporter, Education Law Association, 60, 189-191.

Evans, C., & DeMitchell, T. (2018). Mapping Out the Terrain: Northeastern Principals” Perceptions of the Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing K-12 Competency-Based Education,. (Vol. Policy Brief #18-02). Education Department, University of New Hampshire.

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