Mission

MindEdge's mission is to improve the way the world learns.
Since our founding by Harvard and MIT educators in 1998, we have served more than half-a-million learners.


Chairman of the Board

D. Quinn Mills, Ph.D.

D. Quinn Mills, an educator and thought leader, has served as chairman of MindEdge, Inc. since its founding in 1998. Dr. Mills, who has taught at Harvard Business School and MIT's Sloan School of Management, consults with major corporations and governments, and lectures on management, leadership, strategy, economics, and geopolitics. He is also an expert on the differences between Asian and Western leadership styles. His most recent books include Democracy and its Elected Enemies (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Shadows of the Civil War (MindEdge Press, 2014), and Global Economic Turmoil (World Scientific Press, 2015). Dr. Mills earned his MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University, both in economics. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.


Management

Jefferson Flanders - President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and Chief Executive Officer for MindEdge, Inc., Mr. Flanders has overseen the company's strategic and operational direction since 2005. An author and educator with a long-standing interest in how people learn and innovate, Mr. Flanders has led the company's narrative learning initiative, including the development of simulations and scenario-based instruction. Mr. Flanders brings more than twenty years of experience in media and publishing to his role at MindEdge, including stints with Harvard Business School Publishing and the New York Times Company, where he served in varied management positions. Mr. Flanders has taught in New York University's Journalism Department, Boston University's School of Management, Babson College, and the American Press Institute. He is the author of two critically-acclaimed spy novels, Herald Square and The North Building.


Sandra Slager - Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer for MindEdge, Inc., Ms. Slager oversees all daily operations of the company. Focusing on project management functions, Ms. Slager works closely with the new business, editorial, and technology teams to ensure the smooth delivery of MindEdge systems and programs. Ms. Slager received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Union College in 1997 and a Master in Business Administration from Boston University in 2013. Previously, she worked as a computer assurance associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P., specializing in market analysis and systems auditing for the financial services industry.


William F. Connolly - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Connolly oversees the overall financial plan and accounting practices at MindEdge, Inc. Mr. Connolly has a wide range of accounting and managerial experience from nearly four decades of service in operational and corporate staff capacities at The Boston Globe and The New York Times Co. While Controller/Business Manager at the Globe, Mr. Connolly oversaw the implementation of an enterprise-wide general ledger system; he established a corporate center for integrated financial, payroll, and benefits accounting as President of the New York Times Shared Services Center. He has also provided strategic and operational oversight to the Globe Santa Fund Trust which provides holiday gifts to underprivileged children in the Greater Boston area. Mr. Connolly holds a bachelor of science from Boston College.


Michael Warner - Director of IT Services

Mr. Warner manages the company's technical services and support including client integration, internal support, learner support, and data management. He contributes to the innovation and maintenance of the MindEdge systems and web applications. Prior to joining MindEdge, Mr. Warner mastered several computer languages and developed custom e-commerce and CMS solutions for companies and institutions including Doble Engineering and Harvard University. Mr. Warner holds an M.S. in Instructional Technology from SUNY Potsdam as well as numerous certifications. In addition, Mr. Warner is fluent in Russian and German, having studied at the post-graduate level at SUNY Albany and at the Free University of Berlin, Germany.


Patricia Goodwin, Ph.D. - Senior Editor

As a Senior Editor at MindEdge, Dr. Goodwin's role includes both instructional design and editing. She works closely with the editing and technology teams to construct new courses and to maintain existing ones, with an eye on how to continuously improve the learning experience. Dr. Goodwin earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Riverside and was a Mellon Foundation Fellow from 2004-2005. She taught composition and literature at the college level for over ten years, in both traditional and online settings, before joining the MindEdge team. She is also a published editor and writer in both the academic and non-profit sectors.


Jennifer Conroy - Senior Editor

Ms. Conroy brings more than 15 years of experience as an educator and editor to her role of Senior Editor at MindEdge, where she manages the curriculum design and content creation for a variety of online courses. Prior to joining the MindEdge team, Ms. Conroy was an Adjunct English Professor at Salem State University. She has taught high school English in the Washington, D.C. and New York City public school systems, and she has worked as a professional writer and editor for several media and publishing companies. Ms. Conroy earned a B.A. in English from Princeton University and an M.A. in English Education from The City University of New York.


Dan Picard - Senior Editor/Manager, Quality Improvement Programs

Mr. Picard, a Senior Editor and Content Developer for MindEdge, has created, directed, and managed the instructional materials for many of MindEdge's continuing education and project management courses. As a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) and Project Management Professional (PMP ®) with more than 15 years of continuous improvement expertise, Mr. Picard brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role. His work on the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) positions him as a well-informed practitioner and educator, and his grasp of Lean, Agile, and quality improvement applications is evident in the content and courses he has developed. A MindEdge contributor since 2011, Mr. Picard continues to look for new and interesting ways to present material in an informative and engaging manner and to help students increase their understanding and comprehension of important business concepts and ideas.


Frank Connolly - Senior Editor

Mr. Connolly brings more than three decades of experience in journalism and politics to his role as Senior Editor at MindEdge, where he manages curriculum design and content creation for a variety of courses, with an emphasis on the social sciences. An award-winning columnist and editor in alternative media, he later spent more than 20 years as a political consultant and pollster, advising candidates for President, U.S. Senator, Governor, and other offices. A graduate of Harvard College, he writes mystery stories in his spare time.


Christine Vogt - Senior Editor

Ms. Vogt manages curriculum design and content creation for a variety of MindEdge courses, with an emphasis on business, management, accounting, and leadership topics. Her background includes stints as head coach for the Dartmouth and Columbia varsity softball teams. Ms. Vogt received an A.B. in Psychology from Harvard College, a Master in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from Smith College, and a Master in Business Administration from Bentley University.