Suanne Barthol, DBA

Suanne BartholAssistant Professor of Business
Hollenbeck Hall 218-F

Courses taught

  • BUSN 212 – Business Research Methods
  • BUSN 365 – Managing Effective Organizations
  • BUSN 321 - Strategic Logistics & Operations Management Organizations  (Writing Intensive)

Academic Background

  • DBA – University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, 2020
  • MBA – University of St. Thomas, Minnesota; Finance, Enterprise Risk Management, 2005
  • BA – College of St. Benedict, Minnesota; Major: Organizational Leadership, Minors: Music & Accounting 1990

Professional Background

Dr. Barthol has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry including proper casualty, life, and annuities. She has worked on the front line interacting with customers and agents and behind the scenes in operations, including various leadership roles managing teams that were remote. She was also intimately involved in digital innovations and multiple information systems integrations and enhancements.


  • OhioLINK 2022 Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant Recipient


  • Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award 2022

Refereed Conference Presentations

  • Barthol, S.M. (2020). “Too Much of a Good Thing? The Antecedents and Consequences of Social Capital in Project Management Offices (PMO).” Working Paper. Midwest United States Association for Information Systems Conference (MWAIS), Des Moines, Iowa


  • Academy of Management (AOM) - February 2017 to Present
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS) - July 2019 to Present
  • Southern Academy of Management (SMA) - September 2019 to Present
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) - June 2018 to Present

Research Interests

  • Projects, Performance, Decision-making, Virtual Teams

Personal Interests

Dr. Barthol joined Wittenberg in 2020. She is married with two adult daughters. In addition to spending time with family and friends, she enjoys traveling with her husband, attending sporting events, musical theater, and cooking.

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