Profile - Michelle Laumb-Michels

Michelle Laumb-Michels

Instructor Profile

Meet Michelle Laumb-Michels
Instructor of Business

Bachelor's of Science (BS) in Finance, St. Cloud State University; Masters of Business Administration (MBA), University of St. Thomas; Working on a Doctorate in Education (Ed. D.), Concordia University

Question and Answer

  • Question

    Teaching Statement


    I believe learning in any capacity is a daily endeavor. I believe my role as an educator is to explain the business environment to students, to bring to life relevant information and critical concepts and to help students achieve success in the business arena.

  • Question

    What makes a successful class?


    A very successful class is one in which the knowledge I have shared comes full circle. When I get a chance to hear students using business language, teaching each other concepts and applying what they have learned, it is a good day. I love when students get in front of the class and try explaining a decision they have made or take on a leadership role.

  • Question

    How do you think students describe your teaching?


    The one comment I get repeatedly is that I am patient. Whatever we are doing in class, from a case study to taking lecture notes, I want students to know I care about them and the fact they are learning valuable information. I try to create real scenarios for students to consider and make coming to class a valuable use of time.

  • Question

    How do you help students get the most out of your classes?


    I put myself in their shoes. If I would find the class activities and material interesting, then I feel comfortable with it.

Fun Facts

  • Fun Fact #1

    I am married with two boys.

  • Fun Fact #2

    I read five different books at one time.

  • Fun Fact #3

    My car is a 2002. I cannot imagine getting rid of it. It is actually older than some of the students I teach!

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