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438 Old Main

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Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

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School of Business: Faculty and staff

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Full-time faculty

Richard Beer
Dean, School of Business

Dr. Richard Beer came to Saint Martin's from the School of Management at the University of San Francisco where he served as a member of the faculty and Associate Dean. He has been a teacher, researcher and research administrator in Information Technology for over twenty years. His research interests include data mining, process modeling, IT security, and computer simulation models. His undergraduate degree is in Engineering and he holds a PhD in Informatics and a graduate degree in Mathematics.

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Office: OM 379

Donald Conant
MBA director, Assistant professor, business and economics

B.A. Northwest University, 1985; B.A. Leiden University (Netherlands), 1992; M.B.A. Saint Martin's University, 2002, Ph.D., Gonzaga University, 2007.
Dr. Conant is General Manager of a local steel products manufacturing company, as well as assistant professor to the School of Business. Dr. Conant directed for-profit and non-profit entities in Europe for over ten years. He currently serves as a board member for the Association of Washington Business, Chairperson of the AWB Health Care Reform Committee, and is a member of the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange Board.

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Phone: 360-688-2756
Office: OM 376

Diane Bingaman
Assistant professor

B.S., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton TX, 1983; M.ACC., Belmont University, Nashville TN 1999. Certified Public Accountant. Bingaman has more than 12 years of professional experience in public accounting at national and local firms. She has broad interests, with expertise in the nonprofit industry.

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Phone: 360-438-4331
Office: OM 367

Denis DuBois
Assistant professor, finance

B.S. Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School; MBA, University of Southern California. DuBois has over 40 years’ experience in marine construction and repair with emphasis on project and financial management. His particular areas of interest are business financial management and government finance.

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Phone: 360-438-4329
Office: OM 374

Heather Grob
Associate professor, economics

B.A. University of Denver, 1990; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1998. Dr. Grob's expertise is in labor economics, the construction sector, labor regulation, and dispute resolution systems.

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Phone: 360-438-4292
Office: OM 369

Riley Moore
Associate professor, economics

B.S. University of Washington, 1987; M.B.A. Mississippi State University, 1989; Ph.D., ibid, 1993. Moore joined the faculty from Washington State University and has extensive research and teaching experience. Moore's current interests are focused on doing business with China.

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Office: OM 372

Paul Patterson
Associate professor, marketing

B.A. University of Washington, 1965; M.B.A., ibid, 1971. Patterson has directed a large retail store and served 30 years as a U.S. Navy Supply Corps reserve officer, retiring with the rank of captain. His marketing experience includes special projects and marketing manager with a large packaged goods manufacturer and marketing management for a large cable television company. His particular interest areas include start-up business management and international business.

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Phone: 360-438-4373
Office: OM 378

Donald E. Stout Jr.
Associate professor, business

B.S.C.E., Auburn University, 1974; M.E.M., Saint Martin's College, 1997. Stout brings more than 25 years of domestic and international engineering, construction, and production management experience to the classroom. He has served as project manager for an array of multi-million dollar projects around the world. Stout specializes in project management operations and production management, contract administration, and quality control.

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Phone: 360-438-4787
Office: OM 370

Haldon D. (Hal) Wilson, Jr.
Associate professor, business

B.A., The Citadel, 1966; M.P.A., University of Puget Sound, 1978; M.B.A., ibid, 1980. Wilson brings more than 25 years of management experience with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in both the public and private sectors. A seasoned instructor who has taught at six other colleges and universities, Wilson's particular areas of interest are in organizational theory and labor/management relations.

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Adjunct faculty

Leon Chickering
Adjunct faculty, MBA program

B.A. University of Washington, 1967; M.B.A. Pacific Lutheran University, 1973. U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Chickering has worked in the private sector for over 40 years in various sales and marketing positions. His past employers include Xerox, Gartner and American Optical. He is past -President of Tumwater Rotary Club and past- Board Member of Olympia YMCA. He teaches courses in Marketing, Sales, and Business Communication. He has special interests in eLearning and Social Media.


Harry Green
Adjunct faculty, MBA program

B.A. University of Maryland, 1991; M.P.A, Georgia College, 1998; M.B.A., Northcentral University, 2006; ABD, Northcentral University. Mr. Green served 23 years with the USAF and for the past 20 years has served in numerous HR, risk management, and leadership roles in the private sector, government, and nonprofit organizations. His background provides hands on knowledge of management, leadership, human resources, and risk management. He has served on a number of committees with the Washington Association of Counties, Washington Counties Risk Pool, and Labor and Industries. His interest is in providing a tangible and memorable learning experience for all students.

Kurt Kageler
Adjunct faculty, MBA program
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Frank Kersul
Adjunct faculty, MBA program

B.S. Wayland Baptist University, 1991; M.E.M. Saint Martin’s University, 2000. Mr. Kersul retired from the U.S. Army in 1995. He has worked for 17 years for a local business where he currently serves as General Sales Manager. He has extensive experience in optimizing the business environment to maximize sales, develop personnel, and expand markets. His interests are related to the customer/employee interaction and experience.

Cheryl Meyer, CPA/CMA
Adjunct faculty, MBA program

Cheryl Meyer graduated from the University of Washington in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, and is completed her Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, August 2012. She joined the faculty of Saint Martin’s University, as an adjunct professor, in the fall of 2012.

Cheryl currently works for NR Smith and Associates, PS, a CPA and financial planning firm located in west Olympia, as the Firm Administrator. Prior to joining the firm, Cheryl worked for the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, overseeing payroll and accounts payable. She was with the Washington Contract Loggers Association/WCLA Insurance Agency Inc. in Olympia Washington for 18 years, starting as an accounting assistant and rising to the position of Chief Financial Officer while attaining her Certifications in Public Accounting and Management Accounting.

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Tim Meyer
Adjunct faculty, MBA program

 Tim Meyer graduated from Saint Martin’s University with two degrees, a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration. He joined the faculty of Saint Martin’s University as an adjunct professor in 2013.
Tim has been employed for more than 30 years in the commercial and military aerospace industry, and is currently an Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent. He also served as a chairman of board of directors for a local credit union.
Tim has been married for over 32 years and has three adult sons. Tim enjoys fitness training, writing, and photography.

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Shawn Newman
Adjunct faculty, MBA program

Shawn Newman is an adjunct professor at Saint Martin’s University where he teaches legal studies, legal research, business law and commercial law. He also teaches legal research in the paralegal program at South Puget Sound Community College. He is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School and has been practicing law for 30 years. He has worked as an assistant attorney general, senate staff counsel, public defender, college and university general counsel. His private practice focuses on consumer and constitutional rights. He is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, 9th and 5th Circuit Courts of Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Courts for Western and Eastern Washington and the Washington State Supreme Court. He has argued and won cases before the Washington State Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is Washington State Director of the Initiative and Referendum Institute based at USC Law School. Shawn has represented a variety of clients, including presidential candidates (Ralph Nader and H. Ross Perot), judges, attorneys, corporations and criminals. He has collaborated with attorneys from around the country on a variety of issues ranging from animal welfare to foreclosure defense. He has been quoted in a variety of media outlets, including the New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, Al Jazeera America and NBC Nightly News. Shawn lives in Olympia with his wife Marianne, dog and cats. He is a dual citizen of the US and Ireland and enjoys playing the ukulele at local nursing homes.

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Keith Schuster, CPA
Adjunct faculty, MBA program

Keith Schuster works for the Washington State Gambling Commission as a Program Manager, Financial Investigations Unit and Organizational Licensing. He has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Puget Sound. Keith is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. He is also a graduate of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center - Basic Law Enforcement Academy. During his 15 years at the Gambling Commission, he has investigated or reviewed hundreds of organizations – both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
Keith also has an extensive military background. He is currently the Command Chief Warrant Officer for the 63rd Regional Support Command. The 63rd Regional Support Command supports logistics and infrastructure across seven states, from California to Arkansas. He is a graduate of two diverse and rigorous Army schools – aviation (helicopter pilot and instructor pilot training) and maritime (Army tug boats and Landing Craft). His awards include the Air Medal from the first Gulf War and the Bronze Star from Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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David Slotwinski
Adjunct faculty, MBA program

BA (International Affairs) from Widener University, MA (Business) from Webster University, and a PhD (Organizational Management) from Capella University.

Dr. Slotwinski has over 30 years of progressive leadership and general management experience within the United States Army, the Department of Defense, the public and private sectors, and non-profit organizations. In addition he graduated from the US Army’s Command and General Staff and Army War Colleges. He is a retired Army officer and when not teaching, is active in the state and national veteran’s community, the Military Officers Association of America, and serve as the Treasure for the board of governors for the Rally Point 6 non-profit. He is President and Owner of a boutique business management consulting firm.

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Theresa Wetzel
Adjunct faculty, MBA program

BS United States Military Academy, 1987; MBA, Saint Martin's University, 2007. Wetzel has served in the US Army (Active and National Guard) for over 25 years and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Her experiences using quantitative methods include managing the largest retail account in the Army during Desert Storm to include inventory, transportation, storage and financial management. She has taught math at the college level and is a certified math teacher. Her research interests include educational finance and improvement of student mathematics scores.


Nicole Phillips
Executive assistant to the dean

B.S. Saint Martin's University, 2012. Phillips took over the executive assistant position in summer 2012. She has spent several years working on campus in many different departments including the Computer Resource Center and as a work study employee with the School of Business.
Phone: 360-438-4512
Office: OM

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