Buffie Schmidt

Senior Lecturer

Buffie Schmidt

Senior Lecturer

Academic Appointment(s)

James M. Hull College of Business


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.


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

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

  • BS, Computer Sci Brenau University, 1997


  • 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

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.


Selected Recent Publications

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

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 2018 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • Academic Affairs Committee 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • HCOB Faculty Assembly 2017 - 2018

    Role: Other
  • Scholarship Committee 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Academic Affairs Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • ETAC: Educational Technology Advisory Committee 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Grievance Committee 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • 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

Professional Service

  • Pearson Addison-Wesley - Marketing Video - Present

    Role: Other
  • Pearson Publishing - Contributor 2008 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Pearson Focus Group MyITLab 2019 2018 - 2018

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

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

    Role: Other

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