Department of English

Kate Mitchell

Adjunct Faculty of English
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Office Location

311 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland



Academic Degrees

  • M.S., English Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language, State University of New York
  • B.A., English and Education, Muskingum College


Kate Mitchell, MS, has taught English at the University of Southern Maine for the past twenty-one years. (College Writing, Enriched College Writing, Introduction to Literature, Creative Writing, and A Modular Approach to the Writing Process). As well, for fifteen of those years, she assessed the prior learning of students for college credit at USM, assisting in the creation and development of a clearinghouse and the first Office for Prior Learning Assessment in the University of Maine System. She earned an MS in English Linguistics with a specialty in Teaching English as an Other Language from the State University of New York at Albany, and a BA in English and Education from Muskingum University. She also is a credentialed Associate Pastor, has taught ESOL at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Albany, as well as USM, has edited and authored teaching materials in English and Spanish for an educational publishing company, has taught University Seminar and Academic Studies at USM and UNE, and Senior English at Catherine McCauley, Cape Elizabeth, and Attica (NY) high schools. She has owned her own store in Portland’s Old Port, directed the Portland Intown Business Association, and has founded the Maine School for Intensive English Studies and Lifelines, Inc., for which she documents and produces life stories. She is a member of Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.