Bonnie Mullinix

Core Faculty & Lead Mentor, PhD Education Program

Walden University

US United States

Dr. Bonnie Mullinix has served as an educational development consultant to a wide range of higher education institutions, from Research I and regional Masters universities, HBCU institutions, liberal arts and community/technical colleges. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in various disciplines (education, counseling/social work & interdisciplinary programs) at six Universities and other levels of formal and nonformal education over her career. Recognized for her innovative approaches to teaching and learning, she has also helped to guide the establishment of two Centers for Teaching and Learning. Her commitment to engaging and empowering education is demonstrated throughout her 35 years as an educator and in 2008 she established Jacaranda Educational Development, LLC to facilitate sharing this commitment in educational settings in the US and abroad through consultations. Over the years, Bonnie has designed and facilitated over 500 faculty development workshops and sessions, provided invited keynote/plenary addresses, and presented sessions on teaching innovation at professional conferences. She has worked with teams of faculty over multiple years to redesign courses and conduct Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research. Author of nearly 50 articles, chapters, books, monographs, manuals and training guides since 1981, she has presented over 100 professional papers at national and international conferences.

Bonnie has spent 9 years resident and working in various African countries and another 15 months consulting around the globe.  She is currently core faculty with Walden University’s Global and Comparative Education PhD program mentoring and guiding doctoral students.  In addition, Bonnie also serves as a Senior Associate with the Teaching, Learning and Technology Group (TLT Group) that provides direct support to higher education institutions across the country.

Among all of these experiences, one of Bonnie’s favorite activities is the chance to sit down with faculty and help them re-envision their courses, re-imagine their teaching, explore integrating new technology and assessment techniques, and use the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to share these insights with others.