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Lourdes Z. Mitchel, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Educational Studies


Dr. Mitchel, has extensive expertise in literacy, math, Professional Development Schools and learning communities.

Lourdes Zaragoza Mitchel is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Services. She has wide experiences as a professor, administrator, consultant, and teacher in both urban and suburban schools. She specializes in the preparation of elementary teachers, PK-8, and advancing the agenda of clinical practices through the Professional Development School (PDS). Prior to coming to Seton Hall University she was Principal of the first PDS School in New Jersey and continues to believe that in order for pre-service and in-service teachers university and school must work together in true partnerships where “Everyone Teaches and Everyone Learns”.

Through the PDS work, Dr. Mitchel engages in creating and implementing job embedded professional development and clinical practices that promote learning for all. Her current research includes designing, implementing and assessing the impact of the PDS co-planning and co-teaching clinical practice model and its impact on teacher evaluation and student learning.



  • Ed.D., Seton Hall University, 1990
  • M.A., Kean University, 1980
  • B.S., Rutgers, 1970

Academic Distinctions


  • Provost Research Grant from Seton Hall University Summer 2006
  • Provost Challenge Grant from Seton Hall University Summer 2005
  • Best Practice Award: A Tale of Two Cities by New Jersey School Boards Association April 2005
  • Who’s Who Among Teachers in American Colleges and Universities 2004
  • Who’s Who Among Teachers in American Colleges and Universities 2004
  • Phi Delta Kappa, Education Award for Excellence in Teaching 1999
  • Benedetto Croce Leadership Award 1997
  • William A. Cuff Award - Outstanding Contributions/Field of Education 1995
  • Educational Fellowship Center for Educational Inquiry- work with John Goodlad,Ed.D 1990-2000
  • Title VII Bilingual Education Scholarship 1985-1989



Office Phone
(973) 761-9396


Office Location
Room 410
Jubilee Hall


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