Todd A. DeMitchell holds the position of John and H. Irene Peters Professor of Education. He is also a professor in the Justice Studies Program. Professor DeMitchell served in the public schools for 18 years (elementary school teacher, principal (K-8), director of personnel & labor relations (K-12), and superintendent (K-8)) prior to joining the faculty at UNH. At UNH he has served as associate chair and chair of the Department of Education, coordinator of graduate studies for the Justice Studies Program, and chair of the Faculty Senate.
Professor DeMitchell studies the legal mechanisms that impact schools and colleges. His primary focus is on education law and labor relations. His last two books, co-authored with Richard Fossey, focused on school dress codes (2014) and school uniforms (2015). His eighth book on labor relations in education is under contract. He has published over 180 law review articles, peer-reviewed articles, case commentaries, book reviews, and book chapters. His legal scholarship has been published by law journals at the University of Southern California, the University of Connecticut, Boston University, Yeshiva University, the University of South Carolina, and Brigham and Young University.
He received the UNH Distinguished Professor Award, the Teaching Excellence Award, and was selected as the Kimball Fellow in the Department of Education and was named the Lamberton Professor of Justice Studies.