Kelly Mullen

Assistant Professor of Business and Finance

Education

D.B.A., Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana, 2015
M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 1999
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 1999
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 1990

Associated Academic Programs

Business

“I greatly desire for my students to understand finance, in its many manifestations, and to think like Christian finance professionals. By this I mean that they acknowledge God’s grace in their gifting and they are mindful of him, his heart, and his purposes as they move into the professional arena.”

Dr. Kelly Mullen teaches finance and is continually impressed by how far-reaching the field of finance is. She believes careful use of financial resources is a learned skill for both everyday people and finance professionals. “It pleases me that my students are being simultaneously equipped for effective use of financial resources personally and professionally. As they grow in these ways they are also being equipped to serve effectively in their respective communities.”

“How we engage and relate to money is a topic of great spiritual significance (at least according to the Bible) and I am so grateful to the Lord for affording me this opportunity to explore this issue in the classroom with my students,” she says.

What drew her to Trinity:

Mullen began her journey teaching in higher education at a Christian university and loved the atmosphere and fellowship. She pursued a doctorate from a Christian university with plans to seek a tenure-track role at an intentionally Christian college after completing her studies. Mullen began teaching at Trinity in August 2016, and she is pleased with her decision to join the faculty. She said, “It is a pleasure to work in a Christian environment. I am grateful to be able to speak about the Lord in my classes. I enjoy praying with my students, and considering together with them Biblical truths that are applicable to life and finance.”

Research interests:

Her research interests include leadership development, real estate finance (conventional and tax credit finance), and business ethics (with a particular focus on ethics in the financial services).

When she’s not teaching:

Mullen enjoys spending time supporting ministries that are important to her. Right now, she is focused on homelessness and human-trafficking and is actively involved in ministry in the City of Chicago. Mullen also enjoys travel. “I have done a great deal of international travel in my life…domestic travel as well!” She is an avid reader, who also enjoys exercise, conversation/time with friends, and long walks in gorgeous settings with her dog, Snoopy. “I am also a big fan of cycling and I love experiencing various cultures and cuisines (Chicago is great for this!).”

Courses

Financial Institutions and Markets
Securities Markets
Financial Statements Analysis
Financial Analysis for Budgeting and Decision Making
Essentials of Finance (Introduction to Finance)

Real Estate Investment and Finance
Introduction to Microeconomics
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Global Poverty

Professional Society Memberships

Academy of Management (AOM) (Midwestern Chapter)

Urban Land Institute

University of Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association

+ Expertise

Dr. Kelly Mullen teaches finance and is continually impressed by how far-reaching the field of finance is. She believes careful use of financial resources is a learned skill for both everyday people and finance professionals. “It pleases me that my students are being simultaneously equipped for effective use of financial resources personally and professionally. As they grow in these ways they are also being equipped to serve effectively in their respective communities.”

“How we engage and relate to money is a topic of great spiritual significance (at least according to the Bible) and I am so grateful to the Lord for affording me this opportunity to explore this issue in the classroom with my students,” she says.

What drew her to Trinity:

Mullen began her journey teaching in higher education at a Christian university and loved the atmosphere and fellowship. She pursued a doctorate from a Christian university with plans to seek a tenure-track role at an intentionally Christian college after completing her studies. Mullen began teaching at Trinity in August 2016, and she is pleased with her decision to join the faculty. She said, “It is a pleasure to work in a Christian environment. I am grateful to be able to speak about the Lord in my classes. I enjoy praying with my students, and considering together with them Biblical truths that are applicable to life and finance.”

Research interests:

Her research interests include leadership development, real estate finance (conventional and tax credit finance), and business ethics (with a particular focus on ethics in the financial services).

When she’s not teaching:

Mullen enjoys spending time supporting ministries that are important to her. Right now, she is focused on homelessness and human-trafficking and is actively involved in ministry in the City of Chicago. Mullen also enjoys travel. “I have done a great deal of international travel in my life…domestic travel as well!” She is an avid reader, who also enjoys exercise, conversation/time with friends, and long walks in gorgeous settings with her dog, Snoopy. “I am also a big fan of cycling and I love experiencing various cultures and cuisines (Chicago is great for this!).”

+ Courses, Publications & Research

Courses

Financial Institutions and Markets
Securities Markets
Financial Statements Analysis
Financial Analysis for Budgeting and Decision Making
Essentials of Finance (Introduction to Finance)

Real Estate Investment and Finance
Introduction to Microeconomics
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Global Poverty

+ Awards & Memberships

Professional Society Memberships

Academy of Management (AOM) (Midwestern Chapter)

Urban Land Institute

University of Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association