Mendoza School of Business


Kristen Collett-Schmitt

Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion, and Associate Teaching Professor
Finance
 574-631-9372
  234D Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Presentations
  • Awards

Kristen Collett-Schmitt teaches economics in the undergraduate studies, Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration (EMNA), Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA), Master of Science in Management (MSM) and MBA programs in the Mendoza College of Business. Her current research focuses on education and literacy, encouraging students to develop an interest for economics through the use of real-world applications, and inclusive pedagogy. Professor Collett-Schmitt's honors and distinctions include the Department of Finance James Dincolo Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award (2016), the Joe and Gina Prochaska Family Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award (2015), the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2014), the EMNA Program Outstanding Professor Award (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2022), the MNA Program Outstanding Professor Award (2021), the Leo Burke Outstanding Professor Award for the Chicago EMBA Program (2021), and the 2022 Provost's Award for Academic Support of Student-Athletes. In 2017, she was named to Michiana's Class of Forty under 40 and a Top 40 Undergraduate Business Professor by Poets & Quants.

Both inside and outside of the classroom, Kristen Collett-Schmitt is passionate about inclusion and equity. In 2022, she spearheaded the inaugural DE&I Grow the Good in Business Case Competition and piloted a professional development program that addresses the inequitable promotion of women to management positions. Professor Collett-Schmitt helped establish the Notre Dame Chapter for MoneyThink, a student organization that seeks to promote financial literacy by placing college mentors in South Bend high schools to teach personal finance lessons, and is devoted to providing necessities for hospitalized premature infants through her family’s non-profit organization, “Wishes for Preemies.”

In 2022, Professor Collett-Schmitt was appointed as the Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion in the Mendoza College of Business. Previously, she served as the Associate Dean for Specialized Master's Programs and oversaw accreditation for the College as Director of Special Projects.

Education
Ph D, North Carolina State University
Master of Economics, North Carolina State University
BA, Bellarmine University

Areas of Expertise
Microeconomics
Economics Education
Law and Economics
Industrial Organization

"Assessing Student Understanding of Price and Opportunity Cost through a Hybrid Test Instrument: An exploratory study", (With Ross Guest, Peter Davies), Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, 16, 2015

"Does Departmental Location Impact Student Perception of the Economics Major?", 2017 Southern Economic Association Meetings, 2017

"Does Departmental Location Impact Student Perception of the Economics Major?", Michigan Academy of Science Arts & Letters, 2017

"Alarming behavior: the social consequences of home burglar alarms", Michigan Academy of Science Arts & Letters, 2016

"The Five-Minute Presentation: Using Real-World Economics to Improve Information Literacy", Conference on Teaching Economics and Research in Economic Education, 2014

"Assessing Student Understanding of Price and Opportunity Cost Through a Hybrid Test Instrument", Conference on Teaching Economics and Research in Economic Education, 2013

"Teaching Innovation Panels", 2012 Southern Economic Association Meetings, 2012

"The Effectiveness of Online Collaborative Learning and Implications of Free-Riding Behavior", Conference on Teaching Economics and Research in Economic Education, 2012

"Leo Burke Outstanding Professor Award", Executive EMBA - Chicago Program, 2021

"Outstanding Teaching Award", MNAR Program, 2021

"Outstanding Teaching Award", MNA Program, 2020

"Outstanding Teaching Award", MNA Program, 2019

"Michiana Forty Under 40 Class of 2017", South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2017

"Top 40 Undergraduate Business School Professors", Poets & Quants, 2017

"Outstanding Teaching Award", MNA Program, 2017

"James Dincolo Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award", Finance Deparment, 2016

"Outstanding Teaching Award", MNA Program, 2016

"Grant for Digital and Online Course Development & New Instructional Initiatives", Notre Dame Office of Digital Learning, 2015

"Joe and Gina Prochaska Family Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award", 2015

"Outstanding Teaching Award", MNA Program, 2015

"Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching", Univ. of Notre Dame, 2014

"Outstanding Teaching Award", MNA Program, 2013