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Melinda Swigart, Phd, MBA

Adjunct Professor

PhD, Capella University, Organization and Management
MBA, Baker College Center for Graduate Studies, Accounting & Finance
BS, University of Phoenix, Accounting
AS, Pensacola State College, Registered Nursing

When Melinda Swigart isn't teaching accounting, she owns and operates a small business consulting firm, where she works with a variety of industries, including restaurant, real estate, and legal, just to name a few. A passion for accounting started with her very first job—at the age of 12, taking inventory in a hardware store. Involvement in business in one way or another has been part of her life since 1996, when she started an online jewelry retail business and became one of the first eBay Power Sellers. After 15+ years working in Business and Accounting, the next natural step was to begin teaching.

In addition to teaching, she's experienced in developing online accounting and business courses. Her plans include development of an online accounting/business tutorial website as well. Currently, she is researching a new business venture with her daughter. She is also learning to use Photoshop and developing digital art for sale online through a variety of websites. Her strong work ethic and family motivates her daily to see what she can accomplish next. One of the things she cherishes the most about teaching, is helping others succeed and reach their goals. It is one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences life can offer!