Center Faculty

Center Faculty

Bonnie Mitchell

Clinical Professor of Law, Faculty Co-Director

Professor Mitchell’s research interests focus on the neuroscience of learning disabilities, especially those that affect writing. Her career reflects her stong interest in teaching professional skills. She received the Peter W. Billings Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999, and the University of Utah Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service to Students with Disabilities in 2003.

Professor Mitchell teaches Legal Methods, Legal Writing and Editing for Teaching Assistants, and Judicial Process.

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Debora Threedy

Lee E. Teitelbaum Professor of Law, Faculty Co-Director

Professor Threedy teaches contracts, contract drafting, law and literature, legal issues in archaeology, remedies, and feminist legal theory. She served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2003 to 2006 and as Acting Dean in 2004. In 2000, she was a recipient of the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award, the university’s highest teaching honor. In the fall of 2002, she was a visiting professor at The James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona. She is also an actor, musician and playwright.

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Aaron Dewald

Associate Director for Learning Processes and Technology

Aaron is currently the Director of the Technology Initiative and a PhD student in learning science – giving him a unique perspective on technology use in pedagogical situations. Aaron received his B.S. in Information Systems from North Dakota State University in 2001, and his M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah in 2010.

A dedicated student, Aaron lives by a work hard, study hard, play hard mentality. He runs, bikes, or swims every day and also competes in half-Ironman triathlons, qualifying for the World Championships in 2012. Aaron’s success as a educational technology professional undoubtedly stems from his ability to focus that same energy and passion into his work and his studies.

Aaron co-teaches the Counterterrorism Simulation Design course with Professor Amos Guiora. He also teaches Introduction to Web-based Tools at the College of Education.

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