Jill Lynn Vihtelic

Faculty Profiles

Jill Lynn Vihtelic

Global Studies
Business Administration Economics


BA, MBA, Michigan State University

Research Interests 

  • Finance pedagogy
  • Personal finance
  • Internationalization

Courses Recently Taught 

  • ANTH 497: Independent study
  • ANTH 499: Anthropological internship
  • BUAD 316: Financial strategy with computer application
  • BUAD 346: Personal ethics and corporate culture
  • BUAD 446: Strategic management
  • GLST 497: Independent study
  • GLST 998: Advanced writing proficiency
  • GLST 999: Senior comprehensive
  • JUST 346: Personal ethics and corporate culture

Professional Experience 

  • Vihtelic has served in various leadership capacities at Saint Mary's College that include service as BUEC Department Chair and nine years as a Trustee on the Saint Mary’s College Board of Trustees representing the faculty. 
  • Following a year’s stint as Acting Vice President and Dean of Faculty she returned to the faculty where she served as Co-Chair of the Saint Mary’s College Internationalization Laboratory Team as part of the 2008-2009 American Council on Education cohort. 

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • “Toward a Theory of Instruction: Teaching Individual Financial Management.” Financial Services Review: The Journal of Individual Financial Management, Volume 8, Number 4 (1999): (Index Issue), Elsevier Science: New York Special Issue Editor.

  • Organizer and panelist for “Global Studies at Saint Mary’s College.” A panel presentation of the 50th Annual MBAA International Meeting, Academy of International Business, Midwest Region in Chicago, IL, March 2014.

  • "Building a Strategic Framework for Campus-Wide Internationalization." Invited panelist for ACE's Internationalization Webinar Series, Webinar II on June 24, 2010.

  • Invited blind peer reviewer of three academic articles submitted to the Journal of International & Interdisciplinary Business Research, Volume 2 (2015).

  • Invited by the CFPTM Board of Examiners to serve as a content specialist to audit, approve and/or rewrite exam questions used for the certification exam administered in March 2002 and March 1998.

  • “Personal Finance: An Alternative Approach to Teaching Undergraduate Finance.” Financial Services Review 5(2) (1996): pp.119-131.


Professional Memberships 

  • NAFSA:  Association of International Educators member, 2014-present
  • Academy of Financial Services, Member 1988-present
    • Program Committee Member 1989-96; Nominated for Vice President of Finance, 1991
    • Elected to the Board of Directors, 1993-94; Elected Vice President of Finance, 1995-98
    • Elected Vice President of the Program, 1998
    • President-Elect, 1999
    • President, 2000; Past-president 2001-present.
  • Council on Undergraduate Research, Member 2016-17
  • Midwest Business Administrative Association, Member 1988, 2003-2017
  • Academy of Finance and North American Management Society, Program Committee Member 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013