Dr. Stout's professional career has been in the field of education, but she worked for UoP as chair of fields ranging from education, to business, to health sciences, to information management. Mimi entered Federal Service with the Department of Defense (DoD) in Italy and worked for the government in various locations as teacher, education counselor, education center administrator, test developer, manager of transcript services, training developer, staff officer, technology chief, and program manager. Locations of these jobs included Italy, Kansas, and Virginia. She worked for the Army, for the Marine Corps, and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In her role as trainer, she worked in the Futures Training Division for the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) that investigated proof-of-principle for distance learning. She presented sessions at conferences including those on distance learning at the US-UK staff talks in Great Britain and for the Argentine economic delegation in Washington, DC. She served on the DoD Advanced Distributed Learning Committee and completed a Master’s of Multimedia Development Certificate (MMDC) after her doctorate to learn more about effective distance learning and website development. She worked on developing quality standards for approximately 25 DoD schools that educate and train military and civilian employees. She was responsible for curriculum, accreditation, budget, and personnel management, while fulfilling the position of Deputy Director-Academic Dean of the U.S. Marine Corps War College. She led a team that set up the Army-American Council of Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) and was on a team that set up the Army Civilian University. She has been an online faculty with the University of Phoenix, teaching in the undergraduate, master's, and doctorate programs. Her hobbies include taking courses, traveling, and visiting friends and family.