BMus (CAPILANO), BEd (UBC), MEd (UVIC),
Dr. Lisa Mitchell was born in Truro, NS, raised in Victoria, BC, and has spent the last 10 years living and working in Ontario. She is pleased to return to the Maritimes as an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at St. Thomas University, starting in July, 2019. Lisa has an extensive background as a classroom teacher, having taught Music and Arts in K-12 schools in both Canada and abroad, and as a university instructor in Education most recently for six years at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Lisa holds a PhD in Education (Queen’s, 2014), a Master of Education (UVIC, 2009), a Bachelor of Education (UBC, 2004), and a Bachelor of Music (Capilano, 2003). In addition, she is a certified teacher (BC) and a trained music conductor in both classical and jazz traditions. Lisa plays the flute and piano, loves to sing, has a passion for incorporating elements of the natural environment into her teaching, has a deep respect for the infusion of Indigenous perspectives in the classroom, and is a strong advocate for Arts-based integrated teaching and learning practices. Lisa’s current teaching and research interests are in the areas of: curriculum and pedagogy; integrated and intercontextual approaches to teaching and teacher education; international schools, students, and contexts; ethical responsibility and inclusive practices in diverse classrooms; narrative research methodology; collaborative teaching practices; and Music and Arts-based education and research.