Dr. Lisa A. Mitchell was born in Truro, NS, raised in Victoria, BC, and was pleased to return to the Maritimes to teach in the School of Education at St. Thomas University, starting in July 2019. Lisa has nearly two decades of teaching experience in both K – 12 and university contexts. She has taught Music and Integrated Arts in public and private schools in both Canada and abroad, and has been a university instructor in Education since 2009. 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 and Diploma in Jazz Studies (Capilano, 2003). She is also a certified teacher (province of BC). Lisa’s current teaching and research interests include: pre-service teacher education; curriculum studies; integrated, interdisciplinary, and intercontextual pedagogy; international education; ethical responsibility in diverse classrooms; collaborative teaching practices; narrative methodologies; creative non-fiction writing; and Music and Arts-based educational research. Lisa is also an active musician, photographer, and a trained music conductor in both classical and jazz traditions.