CCU Adds Experienced Professor to Strong Faculty Team

Colorado Christian University announced today the appointment of Dr. Phil Mitchell to the University faculty for the 2007-2008 academic year.

For the past 23 years, Mitchell has taught history and various other subjects at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Boulder, a Master of Divinity degree from Denver Seminary, and a bachelor's in social studies education from the University of Wyoming-Laramie.

Dr. Mitchell began his professional career as a literature, writing, and grammar teacher at the junior high and high school levels. From there, he went on to teach several undergraduate and graduate courses spanning Western and world civilization, European and American history, and biblical and theological studies.

"Dr. Mitchell is a fine scholar and a man of great experience in ministry and humanitarian outreach," commented CCU President Bill Armstrong. "He has been repeatedly recognized by his peers and students as a teacher of rare ability."

Among his many honors, Mitchell has received the Marinus Smith Recognition Award, which recognizes faculty members who have made a significant impact in the lives of CU-Boulder college students. While at Boulder, he was also presented the Excellence in Teaching Award, Teacher Recognition Award, and was a four-time recipient of the Residence Life Teaching Award. Mitchell was responsible for developing and writing the diversity plan for the Sewell Residential Academic Program, which helped CU-Boulder minority students successfully merge into collegiate life.

Dr. Mitchell is also deeply involved in the church and has experience as a senior pastor and in youth and evangelistic ministries. In addition to his academic work, he currently serves as a pastor for Beecher Island Community Congregation in eastern Colorado. He has also served as chairman for Cambodian Outreach Project, a ministry that establishes and maintains schools and orphanages in Cambodia.