Dr. Innes Mitchell is Associate Professor of Communication, specializing in the areas of Rhetoric, Media Studies, and Secular Studies. He has taught at St. Edward's for 25 years

Professor Mitchell teaches courses in Media Communication, Gender Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, and Perspectives on Atheism. He has previously taught courses on Political Communication, Persuasion, and Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric. His research interests focused on new social movements and political movements, including Media Reform, New Atheism, and the movement for Scottish Independence. Professor Mitchell’s special topics course, Perspectives on Atheism, is one of the only courses in the country on this subject taught from a Communication perspective. He has also led study abroad courses in his native country of Scotland, at Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh Napier University. His most recent projects focus on graphic narrative and "digital storytelling." He produced a series of short films documenting his long-distance hike of the Scottish National Trail. He is currently producing films documenting his hike of the Lycian Way in Turkey, which he completed with his daughter in Summer 2018.

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Ph.D. in Communication Studies, The University of Kansas, 1997

M.A. in Rhetoric and Communication, The University of Pittsburgh, 1987

M.A. in Economic History, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1985