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Denise Daniels

School of Business, Government, and Economics Graduate Progr
Seattle Pacific University
United States of America


Education: BA, Wheaton College, 1991; PhD, University of Washington, 1997. At SPU since 1996. Denise Daniels is a professor of management in the School of Business, Government, and Economics. She regularly teaches Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Human Resource Management classes to both undergraduate and graduate students, and was recognized as the Teacher of the Year in 1998. Dr. Daniels earned her PhD from the University of Washington where she studied Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Her work has been published in numerous academic and professional journals, and she has three times been named the SBE Scholar of the Year.  Dr. Daniels regularly consults and provides executive coaching services in the area of leadership development. In addition, she has provided training workshops on a variety of organizational topics including motivation, decision making, workforce retention, and managing diversity. Select clients include Microsoft, Group Health Cooperative, Millennial Resources, the University of Washington, Moss Adams, and Clark Nuber.

Research Interest

Dr. Daniels' scholarly interests are primarily in the areas of the meaning of work, Sabbath, leadership, and motivation.


  • Diddams M, Daniels D. Good work with toil: A paradigm for redeemed work. Christian Scholar's Review. 2008 Oct 1;38(1):61.

  • Daniels D, Diddams M, Van Duzer J. A magnetic pull on the internal compass: The moderating effect of response to culture on the relationship between moral identity and ethical sensitivity. Journal of Religion and Business Ethics. 2010 Jan 1;2(2).

  • Daniels D. Toward a theology of business. InFinding Meaning in Business 2012 (pp. 59-75). Palgrave Macmillan US.

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