Todd A. DeMitchell

John & H. Irene Peters Professor of Education and Professor of Justice Studies, University of New Hampshire

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. Two of his books, co-authored with Richard Fossey, focused on school dress codes (2014) and school uniforms (2015). His tenth book on labor relations in education is in press. He has published over 200 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, University of Florida, Rutgers University, and Brigham and Young University. In addition, his scholarship has been cited in state and federal courts and in await of certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • –present
    Professor of Education, and Professor of Justice Studies, University of New Hampshire


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. In addition, he was inducted into the University of La Verne Athletic Hall of Fame (football).