Buffie Schmidt

Lecturer

Buffie Schmidt

Lecturer

Academic Appointment(s)

James M. Hull College of Business

Bio

Buffie Schmidt, graduated with High Honors from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, in 1997, with a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. She earned an MBA from Augusta State University in 1999, after experiencing the business world Disney style. A Disney College Program alumni, the previous C++ programmer fell in love with finance after serving as the Magic Kingdom vault teller, cash control hostess, and attending Team Disney meetings during an internship in the Financial Services division. The relationship with the Walt Disney World Company in Orlando, FL, continued until she accepted a position at the North American Headquarters for Frigidaire Home Products (now Electrolux) in Augusta, GA, as a member of an MBA project management team in 2000. Buffie continued to serve Electrolux, a 5 billion dollar division of the Swedish company AB Electrolux, as an analyst and product manager in sales, Interim Corporate Finance Director, and senior project manager for IT, Marketing, and Operations until getting married in late 2004. While with Electrolux Buffie was credited with the creation, implementation, and management of the company's first integrated rolling forecast system, overseeing the successful conversion of data warehousing to a Cognos/Upfront environment, and the creation and implementation of a corporate scorecard program ensuring quality improvement for suppliers. In 2003, Buffie became an adjunct professor for Troy University. Reminded of her first love, teaching, she earned a Specialist in Education from Augusta State University in 2009. She accepted a Lecturer position with the Hull College of Business following two years of teaching as an adjunct for the college.

Education

  • EDS, Educational Leadership and Adm Augusta State University, 2009

  • MBA, Business Administration and Ma Augusta State University, 1999

  • BS, Computer Sci Brenau University, 1997

Certifications

  • Teaching Online Proficiency 2010 Troy University, 2005

  • Learning Management Proficiency Troy University, 2004

  • JD Edwards World and OneWorld Electrolux, 2004

  • Cognos Impromptu Electrolux, 2002

  • Cognos Powerplay Electrolux, 2002

  • Cognos Upfront Electrolux, 2002

  • Microsoft office suite CompUSA, 2000

  • Blackboard Learning Management System Proficiency Troy University,

Awards & Honors

  • Promotion Augusta University, 2016

  • University Nominee for Online Teaching Excellence Award Georgia Regents University, 2014

  • Invited to Join Board of Editors for KNIT (Knowledge Integrated Journal) Augusta State University, 2013

  • Nominated for Caught in the Act of Great Teaching Award GRU's Center for Teaching and Learning, 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MINF 2201

    Microcomputer Applications
  • MGMT 3500

    Mgt. Theory & Practice

Teaching Interests

I love teaching! I can teach just about anything. I have taught Economics, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Corporate Finance, Communications, Ethics, Marketing, Information systems, and various other management and computer related courses.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Student Learning Outcome Improvement Achieved through Integration of Course Lab Simulation Technology, 2015
    Other
  • The Economics of Halloween, 2014
    Other
  • Statistically Significant Improvements in Student Learning Outcome Achieved through Integration of Adaptive Learning Technology, 2014
    Other
  • Foundations of Macroeconomics Test Item File, 2013
    Other
  • Microsoft Excel Teaching Tips , 2013
    Other

Research Interests

Currently I am working on research projects surrounding the impact of teaching techniques such as flipping as well as the occurrences and ability of faculty to prevent integrity violations. I am also interested in the effectiveness of leadership styles, the impact one's personality has on leadership style, production streamlining, effects of past experiences on future experiences, the effect of corporate structure on efficiency, and anything supply chain or strategic related.

College Service

  • Scholarship Committee 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Academic Affairs Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • ITAC: Instructional Technology Advisory Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • ITAC: Instructional Technology Advisory Committee 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 2015 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • ETAC: Educational Technology Advisory Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Grievance Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • QEP Review and Finalization Team 2016 - 2016

    Role: Other
  • Faculty Grievance Committee 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • QEP CORE Team 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Pearson Addison-Wesley - Marketing Video - Present

    Role: Other
  • Pearson Publishing - Contributor 2008 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Georgia Institute of Technology’s Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) Grant Round 4 - 2015

    Role: Reviewer
  • Pearson Publishing - Faculty Advocate 2008 - 2015

    Role: Other
  • Journal of Learning in Higher Education - 2014

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article

Public Service

  • Southern Bible Institute and Seminary 2006 - Present

    Role: Board Member
  • Professional Standards Score Setting Committee 2013

    Role: Committee Member
  • Phi Beta Lambda 2012

    Role: Guest Speaker