Jennie Mitchell

Jennie Mitchell, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Masters of Leadership Development Program

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Jennie Mitchell hold a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology, and became XBRL Certified at the International Level in 2014. She is a CPA and CMA (although these are retired). She worked as an auditor and controller before Indiana State University (ISU) asked her to teach while pursuing her M.B.A. It was through this experience, that she discovered her love to teach. She stayed at ISU for four years before joining Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) in 1989. She has owned several companies including a company that employed nine students to provide a global company with a capital assent inventory audit. From 1995-1999, she provided internet services to Clay County (Indiana) which coincided with her pursuit of a Ph.D. All her classes were converted to an online environment in 1996 and she was instrumental in SMWC adopting Web-CT and their current system BrightSpace (D2L). She helped develop the quality review process and a grant to develop a faculty resource center.

She has written dozens of successful grants, led a Program Development team to help design and create several new graduate programs, directed the eight-week Woods Online program, and served in various administrative rolls. She has chaired a variety of committees and provided leadership for various projects at SMWC and in the community. She has won numerous awards including all three levels of the Saint Mary Joseph Pomeroy Award for scholarship, teaching, and service. She has contributed to dozens of accounting textbooks by creating Excel problems, Quickbook problems, and podcast scripts. She has authored a variety of published articles and cases. Mitchell took early retirement, earning an Emeritus Professor, but continues to teach part-time in the Master of Leadership Development program at SMWC.

With her spare time, she is writing science fiction and hopes to come out with a seven book series in 2018. She lives in Brazil, Indiana with her husband, Ken, and their menagerie of pets.