For the last 9 years Mikell has served as the Dean of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at John Tyler Community College (JTCC), just south of Richmond. JTCC’s visual and performing arts programs are quite strong and many of their faculty are VCUarts alums. In fact, they are growing in certain areas (art history, film, photography, and music, to name a few) and are always on the lookout for qualified instructors. JTCC recently had their AFAs in Music and Theatre approved by SCHEV.

In addition, Mikell was involved in developing the Associate of Fine Arts degree for the Virginia Community College System.