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Angela Mitchell

Associate Professor of Business Administration - Area Coordinator,
Business Administration

Dr. Angela Mitchell is a tenured, Associate Professor of Business Administration at Wilmington College. She started teaching at WC in 2002. Angela was appointed Area Coordinator (equivalent to Department Chair) in 2004. Under her leadership, the department has made a good deal of progress over the last several years by streamlining our course offerings, increasing the rigor of the program, and preparing students for future careers through experiential learning. In 2010 she was recognized by the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of College and Universities for her teaching excellence. She also serves at the advisor to Delta Omega Theta sorority and the Equestrian Team. Prior to Wilmington College, Angela spent 5 years in product development at Procter & Gamble. While at P&G, she spent a considerable amount of time in the manufacturing environment leading trials to test new processes and product formulations. The combination of business experiences and technical background provides a unique perspective that Angela brings to the classroom.

Courses: Business Statistics I & II, Investments, and Marketing Research

Education: Angela earned a BS in Chemistry from Wilmington College in 1997 and her MBA from Thomas More College in 2001. She obtained a Ph.D. in Operations Management in 2009.

Research interests: Dr. Mitchell has extensive experience with non-profits in the areas of strategic management and board leadership. She was involved with a nationally-affiliated nonprofit organization for nearly 8 years. She served five terms as President of the Board of Directors. Other areas of research include business modeling, business ethics, quality control, and statistics education.

Academic affiliations:

  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Institute for Behavior and Applied Management
  • Academy of Management

Professional/volunteer affiliations:

  • Big Brothers/Sisters Board of Directors
  • Strategic Planning facilitator (2008-present)
  • 40 mentors in 40 days Committee Member (2007)
  • Served as President and Vice President (1998-2005)
  • Steering Committee chair
  • Main Street Wilmington Board Chair (2013-present)
  • Clinton County Port Authority
  • Strategic Planning facilitator (2014)
  • New Life Clinic
  • Strategic Planning facilitator (2013)

Selected Publications:

Research in progress:

“An Analysis of Social Media Usage in the Hospitality Industry.”

“Factors of Efficient Nonprofit Organizations in Multi-Tenant Centers.”

“Student Projects: An Experiential Approach to Marketing Research.”

“Sustaining the Police Association of South Australia Through Building Organizational Images.”

Under review: “Simulation in NPOs: A Case Study of A Small Mentoring Agency,” Southern Management Association, submitted for review March 2014.

“Designing your own surveys: Finding out if your customers are satisfied,” Ohio Beverage Monthly, March 2013, p. 18.

Buckeye Bar Expo, “Marketing Techniques and Promotions for Today’s Customer,” September 17, 2012.

“Self-guided learning: The value of self-directed projects in Statistics for Business and Economics.” American Economics Association Annual Meeting, 2011.

“SURVEYS 101: How to ask the right questions.” Presentation to the Association of Government Accountants, 2010.

Ft. Hays State University Annual Business and Leadership Symposium, “Business statistics collaboration: A partnership between business and mathematics department.” September 2008 presented at conference and published in proceedings

Mathematical Association of America, Ohio Section, “Statistics across the curriculum: A partnership between mathematics and business” April 2008 co-presented at conference

Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Annual Conference, “Nonprofit efficiency: An analysis of shared operations” October 2007 presented at conference and published in proceedings

Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Annual Conference, “Entrepreneurship: Should we primarily focus on business plan development?” October 2006 presented at conference and published in proceedings

Ft. Hays State University Annual Business and Leadership Symposium, “The new face of non profit leaders?” September 2006 presented at conference and published in proceedings

Honors and awards:

  • Student Government Association Teaching Excellence Award 2010
  • Distinguished Faculty Award from Alumni 2008
  • Selected to give the Senior Farewell address, May 2006
  • Selected to give the Baccalaureate address, May 2005
  • “Professor of the Week,” Wilmington College, March 2003 and February 2005
  • Vinny Prince Greek Advisor of the Year Award, 2005 and 2013
  • Order of Omega Greek Honor Society
  • Who’s Who Among American Women


  • Spending time with my son
  • Traveling
  • Antiques
  • House renovations
  • Volunteering
  • Running