Jacqueline Mitchell, C. Phil

Associate Professor of Spanish

Jacqueline Mitchell has taught at PLNU for over 20 years. She loves teaching and PLNU students. She has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Spain, and has studied and conducted research in Argentina and Spain. Her areas of specialization are contemporary peninsular and Latin American narrative. She is currently involved in the Community Classroom program, teaching courses in City Heights. She has a passion for service-learning and collaborating with the community in the learning process. She strongly believes students must interact with the living culture and put their learning into practice. Mitchell studied Portuguese, Italian, and French. She is passionate about traveling and practicing her language skills whenever possible. She is also an avid volleyball player and competes in local tournaments and leagues.


  • M.A., Spanish, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Spanish, Point Loma Nazarene College

Courses Taught

  • Senior Seminar – SPA  485
  • Latin American Lit since 1910 – SPA 439
  • Latin American Lit before 1910 – SPA 437
  • Peninsular Lit since 1800 – SPA 402
  • Peninsular Lit before 1800 – SPA 400
  • Genre/Period Studies in Hispanic Literature/Film – SPA 380
  • Mexican/American Lit – SPA 320
  • Advanced Conversation and Composition – SPA 303
  • Advanced Grammar and Reading – SPA 302
  • Culture and Civilization of Spain – SPA 315
  • Intermediate Spanish – SPA 250/251
  • Elementary Spanish – SPA 101/102
  • Latin American Literature since 1910 in Translation – LIT 439

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Modern Languages Association
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages