James Mitchell

ALTELLA Assistant Researcher

James Mitchell works as an assistant researcher for the Alternate English Language Learning Assessment (ALTELLA) Project, which aims to better understand how to assess English learners who have significant cognitive disabilities. Prior to joining WIDA, he was a teaching assistant for TESOL teaching methods courses, a research assistant, and an ESL instructor. 

James is currently finishing his MA TESOL at Portland State University in Portland, OR. Before starting his MA, he received a BA in applied linguistics and a TESL certificate from the same university. He has published articles and presented at regional and national conferences on topics related to diversity in the classroom, curriculum design, and emotion and affect in language learning. 

Outside of WIDA, James is a certified Zumba instructor and teaches classes when he can find time. 

Contact Information

Phone: (985) 285-6781
Office: 1185 Ed Sciences

Current Projects

WIDA: World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium
Alternate English Language Learning Assessment (ALTELLA)