Carol Mitchell

Carol Mitchell

Carol Mitchell

Assistant Professor

Composition: linguistics; Caribbean literature; science and technology; world literature;

Carol Mitchell is a term professor in the English Department. She holds an MFA from George Mason and brings to the classroom over 10 years of writing experience and expertise in a medley of disciplines including composition, education, publishing, business analysis, project management, technical writing, and software development. She is the author of several books for children and one novel for adults: What Start Bad a Mornin'

Selected Publications

What Start Bad a Mornin' (Fiction) Pub date: September 19, 2023, Central Avenue Publishing

Grants and Fellowships

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow

Cheuse Center International Writers MFA Fellow

Courses Taught

ENGH 101: Composition

ENGH 302: Advanced Composition

Previous Courses 

ENGH 398: Fiction Writing

ENGH 396: Intro to Creative Writing

ENGH 201: Reading and Writing about Texts



  • MFA, Fiction, George Mason University, May 2020
  • Certificate in Professional Editing, Professional Sequence in Editing, University of California, Berkeley, April 2012
  • Certified Project Management Professional, 2006
  • MBA, Information Systems and Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1995
  • BS, Accounting and Economics, University of the West Indies, Barbados, W.I., 1991