Richard Mihans, II

Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Education
Mooney 110A
2105 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5861


  • PhD (Teacher Education & Development): University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005
  • MED (Reading Education, K-12): University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2001
  • B.S. (Elementary Education, K-6): University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1995

Courses Taught

Courses In Education

Undergraduate Courses:

  • EDU 211: School & Society
  • EDU 311: Principles of Learning & Teaching I (Language Arts/Social Studies)
  • EDU 411: Principles of Learning & Teaching II (Language Arts/Social Studies)
  • EDU 323: Literacy Development I
  • EDU 481: Student Teaching
  • EDU 483: Capstone

Learn more about Education Department Courses.

Graduate Courses:

  • MED 522: Advanced Literacy Development
  • MED 577: Comparative Issues in International Education
  • MED 561: Advanced Master's Seminar

Learn more about our Master's of Education Courses.

Courses in General Studies

  • GST 268: Jungle Service
  • GST 415: Banned Books & Controversial Films

Leadership Positions

Chair, Department of Education (Fall 2012 - present)

Academic Council, School of Education Representative

Personal Information

Richard Mihans

I began my professional career at Elon in 2005. As a member of the Elon community, I have had the opportunity to enhance my teaching skills, and my efforts were awarded in 2008 when I received the School of Education’s Excellence in Teaching Award. I believe that teaching is not just about planning meaningful learning experiences, but also about making connections with students.

Acting has always been my other passion, and I try to balance teaching and acting. As a result, I have performed in local, regional and state productions. When asked where I’d like to have my portrait made, without hesitation, I asked to be photographed in the theatre. I plan on continuing to “break a leg” for many more years at Elon University.


Photograph courtesy of  Barbara Tyroler


School of Education's Teaching Excellence Award, May 2008

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