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Associate Professor
Associate Chair of Department of Allied Health Sciences Office of Student Services and AHEC Operations
Phone: (919) 966-9038
Fax: (919 )966-8384


  • PhD, NC A&T State University 2013
  • MS, Pennsylvania State University 1980
  • BA, South Carolina State College 1978

Honors and Awards

Allied Health Sciences Leadership Award recipient, 2019.

Thorpe-Mitchell Diversity Leadership Development Scholarship – Endowed as a UNC-CH Award, 2014.

Golden Key Award for Academic Excellence, NC A &T State University, 2011.

Personal Statement

I am passionate about mentoring students. I vividly recall being a student and having mentors who made significant contributions to my success. As the result, I am delighted to be in a position to recognize qualities in students who have the potential for success and assist them.

As the Associate Chair for Student Services in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, I am able to use my professional background in Speech Language Pathology to mentor students as well as work with various communication challenges. One aspect of my work is to focus on promoting the unique disciplines of our department and recruit students. Our office also collects and maintains pertinent data for and about Allied Health students and assists with the financial, academic and social concerns of students. Another key contribution to the department is to serve as the liaison between the department and the North Carolina AHEC (Area Health Education Centers). I work closely with individuals throughout the state who promote continuing education of health professionals, student clinical experiences and recruiting students into the allied health professions.

In addition, I maintain a faculty appointment in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences. This appointment affords me the opportunity to teach pre-professional students while recruiting them into speech and hearing sciences. Throughout my 20+ years of work experience as a Speech Language Pathologist, I have worked with a wide range of adults and children with communication disorders. Through this leadership role, I am able to pass the torch to the next generation of allied health professionals.

Courses Taught

  • SPHS 583: Introduction to Communication Disorders (2005 – currently)
  • SPHS 352 – Module 3: Cognitive Linguistic Processing Disorders in Adults (2004)
  • SPHS 345: Diagnostics and Intervention in Speech Language Pathology (2000-02)


Mitchell, B. & Wyre, D. (2017). Great minds don’t think alike, they communicate to collaborate. Journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing, 12(1).

Mitchell, B, Harmon, T.G., Weinberg, A. (2016). Learning by doing. ASHA Leader Academic Edge, 21(11), 36-37.

Refereed Oral Presentations

Mitchell, B. & Wyre, D. (2014). Two Universities Explore the Efficacy of Collaborative Testing in Introductory Courses, University of New Mexico Mentoring Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Invited.

Mitchell, B. (2014). Undergraduate Course Peer Mentoring: Does it Work? National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing Convention. Session MS 38. Charlotte, NC.

Blaylock, C., Mitchell, B. (2014) Peer Relationships at the Graduate Level. National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing Convention. Session SF5. Charlotte, NC.

Mitchell, B. (2013). The Relationship of Peer Mentoring to Academic Success and Social Engagement. University of New Mexico Mentoring Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Invited.

Professional Service

School of Medicine (SOM) Learning Environment Committee (2019- present)

SOM Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2017-present)

DAHS Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Team (DILT) – Chair (2017 to present)

UNC-CH Student Affairs Council Member (2012- present)

Financial Aid Committee – Co-Chair (2006 – present)

Student Ambassadors – Advisor (2003 – present)

Academic Affairs Committee – Member (2003 – present)

UNC-Chapel Hill Trainings

Mental Health First Aid Training – May 2019

Green Zone Training – January 2016

Brenda Mitchell