BA Earlham College
MA Ed Lesley College/Shady Hill School
PhD University of Iowa
Jennie Schmidt joined the Mount Mercy community in 2010. Schmidt graduated from the University of Iowa where she received her Ph.D. in social foundations of education and is a member of the National Council of Social Studies.
Schmidt chose to teach education because she sees a deep connection between education and social justice. She has worked her whole career to foster that connection, first with children in the classroom and now as a higher-education teacher.
She understands that dedication to building student relationships combined with dedication to the on-site, hands-on field work which accompanies and complements a Mount Mercy education, provides for the department’s strong certification program.
In her spare time, Schmidt likes to spend time with her husband and daughter on their farm. She also likes to read, swim, hike and spend time outdoors.