Photo of Andrew Barenberg, Ph.D., and Bob Danielle, Ed.D.
August 18, 2017

Saint Martin's University announces the new faculty for the School of Business. 

LACEY, Wash. — Saint Martin’s School of Business will add Andrew Barenberg, Ph.D., and Bob Danielle, Ed.D., as assistant professors of business to its faculty this fall.

Richard Beer, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business, spoke about the contributions the new faculty will make to the University community. “The School of Business is delighted to announce the addition of two outstanding new faculty members to start this fall,” Beer said. “Dr. Barenberg is an economist with special interest in health economics and how health care (or the lack of it) relates to economic inequality and educational achievement in children. Dr. Danielle is an expert in business process optimization, change management, and operations management. In addition to his academic credentials he brings vast practical experience to the class room. He has worked as a management consultant in very challenging environments.”

Barenberg earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with his dissertation, “Three Papers on Inequality, Health, and Early Childhood Development.” He most recently served as a visiting assistant professor at Denison University, in Granville, Ohio. He also worked as an instructor, teaching assistant, and research assistant at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. His research interests include health and inequality, development economics, and gender and agricultural development.

Danielle obtained his Ed.D. in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. He most recently served as a visiting professor and dean of academic affairs at DeVry University in Downers Grove, Illinois. He has worked as an instructor at Pierce College in Puyallup; a digital media sales manager at The News Tribune in Tacoma; a director of CRM and business solutions at RealNetworks in Seattle; and the vice president and co-founder of Serenity Now Consulting in Federal Way.  He has also been a director of broadcast operations with national media companies and worked as a change management expert in the government sector. He received his master’s degree in information systems management from Seattle Pacific University, and his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and leadership from The Evergreen State College. His research interests include leadership development, operations management, change management, process improvement, qualitative research, sales and marketing, and performance management. 

Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washing­ton. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedic­tine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 25 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 340 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 350 more students to its extended campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. 

For additional information:

Richard Beer, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business

Lael McIntosh
Executive Assistant to the Dean
School of Business

Kevin Hyde
Media Relations Manager