Mimi Stout


I grew up in Buckingham, VA and received my BA from Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg; my MEd from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville; my EdD from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg; my Multimedia Development Graduate Certificate from George Mason University, Fairfax; and my Organizational Transformation Graduate Certificate from National Defense University, Ft. McNair. For over 30 years I worked in distance learning, education systems development, and web site design as instructional designer and education administrator for the Department of Defense, as Dean, Marine Corps War College, Quantico; as Instructional Systems Specialist, HQ TRADOC; and as Education Program Specialist at the Chancellor for Education Professional Development, Office of the Secretary of Defense. During this time I was representative to the DOD Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Lab for sharing ideas in technology and learning among Federal Agencies. In each of these jobs I networked with colleges and universities to gain information on educational IT trends in higher education, and I implemented distance learning programs for the Army, Marine Corps, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Since 2002, I have been associate faculty with the University of Phoenix Online, starting in the undergraduate IT program, moving to the master’s program in education, and for over seven years in the School of Advanced Studies as faculty, dissertation Chair, and dissertation Committee member with over 35 online students graduating that I taught and helped in their doctoral studies.