Michael Mott

Professor of Elementary Education

Michael Seth Mott


Dr. Michael S. Mott is Professor of Teacher Education at The University of Mississippi. He earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Mississippi State University, a Masters of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education and a Bachelors of Art in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Mott teaches and designs undergraduate and graduate literacy, educational assessment courses and is the lead author of 12 books and two book chapters with publishers including Pearson, Kendall Hunt, Cognella, TouchSmart, IGI Global and Information Science Publishing. Dr. Mott’s research in assessment across content areas has been funded via large-scale federal programs, state and locally supported projects ($618,000.00 as Primary Investigator). Write-ups of this research agenda have led to 24 peer reviewed publications across a wide array of journals with impact factors, including Early Childhood Research & Practice, Disability and Rehabilitation, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Journal of Literacy and Technology and The Social Studies. Previous to higher education Dr. Mott taught in the New York City Public Schools and the Lowell School in Washington, D.C., worked in museum science education with the Chicago Public Schools Office of Math and Science and as a reading specialist with the Department of Special Education, Prairie Hills Elementary School District, for ten years in South Suburban Chicago.


M.S. Early Childhood, Bank Street College of Education (1991)

Ph.D. Elementary Education, Mississippi State University (1998)