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August 14, 2018

Saint Martin's announces the new faculty members for the Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering

Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University’s Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering (HIMSE) will add Dan Bahrt, Shelbie Davis, Alex Mezei, Ph.D., Harold Nelson, Ph.D. and Corrie Walton-Macaulay, Ph.D., PE, to its faculty this fall.

“The engineering faculty and staff are delighted to welcome as assistant professors Drs. Corrie Walton-Macaulay and Alex Mezei to the Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering—both bring outstanding credentials to their departments,” said Dave Olwell, Ph.D., dean of HIMSE. “We are also pleased to welcome to our instructional faculty Dr. Harold Nelson, from University of California at San Diego, a long-time lecturer and distinguished practitioner, as a full-time member of the computer science faculty. He is joined by Dan Bahrt, who has extensive industry and instructional experience. In addition, Shelbie Davis, who received her master’s degree in engineering management from Saint Martin’s, will be teaching several engineering laboratory courses this year.”

Dan Bahrt joins as an instructor for computer science and the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy. Bahrt has a master of science in computing and software systems from the University of Washington. He taught computer science for more than 10 years at Clover Park Technical College and DeVry University and has worked in the computer science field for more than 15 years for a variety of companies.

Shelbie Davis joins as a laboratory instructor for mechanical engineering. Davis has a master of engineering management degree from Saint Martin’s University. Before starting her graduate studies at Saint Martin’s, she worked for Puget Sound Energy. 

Alex Mezei, Ph.D., joins as an assistant professor of computer science. Mezei has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Memphis. Mezei taught computer science and mathematics at multiple universities from 2007 to 2016. He joins Saint Martin’s from Epic Systems Corporation in Verona, Wisconsin, where he worked as a software developer.

Harold Nelson, Ph.D., joins as an instructor for computer science and the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy. Nelson has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego. He taught computer science, economics, statistics and mathematics as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Martin’s from 1986 to 2001 and from 2011 until the present. He has also done database management and economic and statistical research for more than 25 years in various departments for Washington state.

Corrie Walton-Macaulay, Ph.D., PE, will join as an assistant professor of civil engineering. Walton-Macaulay has a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky. He joins Saint Martin’s from Bucknell University, where he had taught since 2015 in the civil and environmental engineering department. He is a registered professional engineer in both Arkansas and Kentucky.

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 13 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 27 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

For additional information:

David Olwell, Ph.D.
Dean, Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering
360-688-2731; dolwell@stmartin.edu

Kevin Hyde
Media Relations Manager
360-412-6126; khyde@stmartin.edu