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consultant , literacy and English language educator

Arlene Harris Mitchell, American literacy and English language educator, consultant. Certified comprehensive English and reading teacher, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State University fellowship.


Mitchell, Arlene Harris was born on April 8, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


Bachelor of Science, West Chester (Pennsylvania) State University, 1970; Master of Education, Temple University, 1974; Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1987.


Bookkeeper, secretary, office manager, Norman Davidson Inc., Philadelphia, 1960-1967; teacher English and reading, Marple Newtown Senior High School, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, 1970-1986; supervisor department English, coordinator curriculum, Marple Newtown Senior High School, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, 1985-1986; assistant professor secondary language arts and literacy, U. Cincinnati, 1986-1989, 89-92; associate professor, U. Cincinnati, since 1992; assistant professor department education, U. Rhode Island, Providence, 1989; head division teacher education, U. Cincinnati, 1993-1995; associate dean for academic affairs College of Education, U. Cincinnati, since 1995. Presenter in field; adjunct instructor reading Pennsylvania State University, 1985-1986.


  • Certified comprehensive English and reading teacher, Pennsylvania.


  • Other Work

    • Contributing author: Literacy Place. Contributor numerous chapters to books. Poems to anthology of black poetry.

      Numerous articles to professional journals. Editorial advisory board Journal Reading, 1991-1995.


Coordinator Special Needs Seminars Southern Baptist Church, Cincinnati. Member National Education Association (board directors 1980-1986, Appreciation award), International Reading Association (committee), National Council Teachers English (committee), American Educational Research Association, Society Study Multi-Ethnic Literature United States, Pennsylvania Education Association (board directors 1980-1986), Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, poetry, plays, volunteer work, ethnic studies.


Daughter of Henry Thomas and Nettie (Courtney) Harris. (divorced 1964); 1 child, Bryan William.

Henry Thomas Harris

Nettie (Courtney) Harris

Bryan William Mitchell