Professor Mitchell teaches Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Management Accounting. Prior to joining the faculty at McIntire, she taught at Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Professor Mitchell is the recipient of several state and national awards, including the Outstanding Faculty Award, the Commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty of Virginia’s universities and colleges presented by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV); the Virginia Community College System Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence; the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) Women Who Count Award; the American Accounting Association (AAA) Two-Year College Section’s Educator of the Year Award; and the AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize, the foremost recognition of an individual who consistently demonstrates the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting.

Professor Mitchell has served on the board of directors of the Virginia Society of CPAs, as the president of the AFWA Washington, DC Chapter, as a member of the AAA's Education Committee, and as co-chair of the AAA Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA). She is a co-author on several introductory accounting textbooks published by Wiley.

Professor Mitchell combines her professional experience from EY, instructional design expertise, and volunteer leadership to partner with the profession to create meaningful learning experiences that help students become independent learners and honorable professionals.