Mendoza School of Business


Kristen Collett-Schmitt

Associate Dean for Specialized Master's Programs, and Associate Teaching Professor
Finance
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  • Biography
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Kristen Collett-Schmitt teaches microeconomics in the undergraduate studies, Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration (EMNA), Master of Nonprofit Administration, and Executive MBA programs in the Mendoza College of Business. Her current research focuses on economics education and literacy, encouraging students to develop an interest for economics through the use of real-world applications. 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 MNA Outstanding Teacher Award (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019), and the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2014). In 2017, she was named to Michiana's Class of Forty under 40 and a Top 40 Undergraduate Business Professor by Poets & Quants.

In 2019, Professor Collett-Schmitt was appointed as the Associate Dean for Specialized Master's Programs in the Mendoza College of Business. Her portfolio includes the degree and non-degree programs in Nonprofit Professional Development, as well as the Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Accountancy, and Master of Science in Business Analytics programs. Prior to serving as an associate dean, she oversaw accreditation for the College as Director of Special Projects.

Kristen Collett-Schmitt serves as the faculty advisor 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 the social cause of providing necessities for hospitalized premature infants through her family’s non-profit organization, “Wishes for Preemies.”

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

Teaching
Economics of the NFP Enterprise
Managerial Economics (Online)
Economics of the Firm
Managerial Economics
"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
"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