Maureen SteinwellEducation

PhD, Capella University; MBA, BS, University of Minnesota

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship; employee empowerment; knowledge management; productivity; continuous improvement processes


Dr. Steinwall is owner and president of Steinwall Inc., a manufacturing company that specializes in precision-engineered, thermoplastic injection-molded components. She began working at Steinwall in 1983 and purchased 100% of the stock in 1987. The company, which has grown to employ 150 people, has won several industry and manufacturing awards including the 2012 Plastic Processor of the Year. Dr. Steinwall serves on higher education and hospital foundation boards and is an elected school board member. She presents at industry conferences on employee empowerment and workplace bullying issues. Dr. Steinwall has been teaching graduate courses in business since 2007, and she joined Walden’s faculty in 2012.