Kendra L. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Kendra L Mitchell



Office Hours

Tucker Hall Room #417

Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Current Semester Schedule

ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I • Mon.Wed.Fri. — 10:10 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I • Mon.Wed.Fri. — 12:20 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
ENC 3320 Advanced Composition • Tu.Th. — 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

About Me

Kendra L. Mitchell, Ph.D., is director of composition and assistant professor of English at Florida A&M University, where she has taught composition, literature, and historical linguistics. She serves as a newly elected Executive Commit-tee member for the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) and was also appointed to the NCTE Committee for Change, a social justice-driven committee.

Her writing center scholarship can be found in the Writing Center Journal, Prax-is Journal, and several book collections. Her current scholarship includes mapping geospatial, social, and multimodal cir-culation of Black identities and culture at/as HBCUs found in her forthcoming co-edited special issue in the Journal of Mul-timodal Rhetorics, Transdisciplinarity @HBCUs: (Re)Writing Black Futures beyond the Margins, and her forthcoming HBCU writing center co-edited collection, Makin’ A Way Outta No Way: HBCUs, Writing Centers, & Antiracism.

Areas of Interest

  • Composition
  • Literature
  • Historical Linguistics


  • Florida State University • 2016
    Ph.D. in English (Rhetoric & Composition Studies)
  • Florida State University • 2012
    M.A. in English (Rhetoric & Composition Studies)
  • Florida A&M University • 2006
    B.A. in English Literature

Work History

  • Assistant Professor • Present 
    Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

Academic Accomplishments

Kendra L. Mitchell, Ph.D. served as a cultural ambassador to South Africa in 2016 as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant where she was a guest lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria Groenkloof Campus. She also serves as a U.S. Student Fulbright Advisor, co-chair of the University's Common Read Selection Committee, and other campus programs centered around student success and literacy.

Courses Taught At FAMU

  • ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I
  • ENC 2300 Improving Writing Competency
  • ENC 3320 Advanced Composition
  • ENC 3243 Technical Writing