Since beginning her career teaching accounting at the McIntire School as a master’s student, Professor Middleton has been dedicated to the development and use of pedagogical techniques that inspire students to, if not actually love accounting, to, at least, appreciate the beauty of accounting. She has taught "Introduction to Financial Accounting," "Intermediate Accounting," "Cost Accounting," and "Corporate Finance," both at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has taught a variety of courses in both accounting and finance at The University Of Georgia, Mercer University in Atlanta, Oglethorpe University, the University of Richmond, and The College of William & Mary, and has been recognized for her excellence in the classroom. She was actively involved in the Financial Executives Institute in Atlanta, becoming president of the local chapter in 1993.
Currently, Professor Middleton teaches "Introduction to Managerial Accounting," with an emphasis on understanding the types of decisions business managers make and the information needed to make those decisions. Incorporating the techniques used to plan, deploy, and evaluate performance of the use of corporate resources, Professor Middleton helps students understand why mastering these techniques is critical to optimal decision making. The results of a student product building exercise are used throughout the course to demonstrate the basic development and use of cost information. Concept maps are used to help students organize the processes developed. Various other pedagogical techniques to engage multiple student learning styles are employed.