Jodie Maxfield, BBus (Monash), Grad Dip Tax (UCQ), MEc (UNE), is the Course Coordinator for the College of Business, Law and Governance and the first year Accounting Coordinator at James Cook University (JCU). Jodie has taught across all year levels of the undergraduate degree in the accounting major but is known for specialising in first year accounting. Jodie has a passion for teaching, learning and encouraging students to develop their professional networks through industry sponsored networking events that she coordinates.


As an early adopter of learning technologies Jodie is known for her innovative and engaging educational practice and piloting new innovations. Jodie is passionate about accounting and has a reputation at JCU for developing teaching and learning strategies that engage and enhance the student experience. This has been recognised in a 2017 National Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Jodie's innovative approach to the development of digital learning objects situate the learning and assist the student to achieve positive learning outcomes. Jodie leads by example, mentoring both staff and students in learning technologies and has been recognised with multiple teaching awards from JCU and Monash University.

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College of Business, Law and Governance (CBLG) Trimester Project - This significant project is a pilot for the JCU Australian campsues and focuses on the transition of the business programs from a semester to a trimester offering. Jodie is responsible for the development of student study plans for the Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events undergraduate programs across all deliveries including Cairns and Townsville.


Business Professionals Week - JCU Student Mixer. A major networking event to bring together students and professionals to promote employment opportunities.

Professional Panel Events for business and commerce students - Sponsored by Certified Practicing Accountants of Austalia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and Financial Planners Association of Australia (FPA). To promote career designation and opportunities within accounting and financial advising/planning industries.

Promotion of JCU and CBLG - Coordination and delivery of Uni Experience, Open Day, Virtual Open Day, CBLG Orientation Week and School visits.

Previous Experience 

Jodie commenced working in the higher education sector at Monash University. During her time at Monash, she initiated a common template for subjects in the accounting major on the LMS and provided support to academic staff in the implementation of the LMS in the undergraduate degree. Jodie introduced 'tele-teaching' (an older form of video conferencing) in a multi campus environment in first year accounting classes. She was also part of a team that received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching for a project that developed an integrated approach to online assessment in introductory accounting. Jodie has a passion for encouraging students to perform their best and has fun participating in the journey.

  • Promoting active learning in University classes.
  • Developing digital resources to assist and promote student learning.
  • Creating and promoting interactivity in online classes.
  • Accounting Education: Developing curriculum to improving student learning, knowledge and skill development for employability in the workforce.
  • Innovation in Teaching: Improving teaching practices to enhance and provide a positive learning environment for student learning.
  • Passion for developing and pioneering innovation in teaching and learning technologies to enhance student experience.
  • Focus on developing student interaction in online learning.
  • 2019 to 2021 - Panel Member, AusTax Accounting Scholarship (Townsville)
  • 2019 to 2021 - Panel Member, My Fortress Financial Planning Scholarship (Townsville)
  • 2015 to 2021 - Panel Member, JCU Walker Bursary (Cairns, Townsville)
  • 1993 to 2006 - Assistant Lecturer, Monash University (Victoria)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2017 - National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Australian Awards for University Teaching
  • 2015 - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, James Cook University
  • 2013 - Inclusive Practice Award -Excellence in Teaching, James Cook University
  • 2005 - Dean's Award for Excellence in Online Teaching, Monash University
  • CPA Australia
  • Financial Planning Association of Australia

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