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Adjunct Instructor of English
Adjunct Faculty
The Millard and JJ Oakley School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
B.A., Tennessee Technological University
M.A., Tennessee Technological University

Josh Mills grew up in Lebanon and then went to college at Tennessee Technological University, in Cookeville. While in graduate school, Josh went to Japan for a semester to teach English and help pioneer an electronic exchange program between TTU and Dohto University. This was in 2002, when the movement to online classes were new. While in graduate school, Josh developed a love of travel and other cultures, which eventually grew into a love of other languages. Mr. Mills poorly speaks Japanese, French and Spanish. Teaching composition is a lot of fun, and very interesting, but, done properly, takes a fair amount of time. When the pandemic began, Josh moved back to Lebanon with his family and started teaching at Cumberland.

For fun, Josh likes to read a lot, which makes being an English teacher a good choice. Listing books or authors or genres would become tedious fairly quickly, so basically everything except sports. Josh is going to start writing his first book this semester. For non-verbal fun, Josh enjoys juggling, meditation, and martial arts.