Photo: Barbara Poole-StreetBarbara Poole-Street, Ph.D.

Professor, Business
School of Business and Communication
Phone: (808) 739-4609


Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Contemporary Economic Issues, Economic Issues of the Environment, International Economics, Economic Systems in the Age of Globalization


Dr. Barbara Poole-Street is a Professor of Economics at Chaminade.

Dr. Poole-Street has a Ph.D. in Economics (specializing in Political Economy and International Economics) from the University of Virginia, along with a certificate in Comprehensive Health Planning. Her interest in Health Economics has over the years developed into an interest in the Economics of Disabilities, specifically focusing on inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia
Certificate of Comprehensive Health Planning, University of Virginia
B.A., Economics, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Awards and Honors

  • 2008: Simple Needs, Deep Pockets: A Neglected Market Segment
  • 2006: “Hiki No” grant to facilitate inclusive recreation

Selected Conferences, Talks and Speaking Engagements

“Housing Models for the 21st Century,” Special Olympics Leadership Conference, Honolulu – 2008

“Simple Needs, Deep Pockets: A Neglected Market Segment,” 2nd International Conference on Tourism, Athens, Greece – 2006

“I-Rec: Inclusionary Recreation,” TASH Annual Conference, Reno Nevada – 2004

“The Czech Economy and its Transition from Communism,” Chaminade University Faculty Colloquium – 2004

“Parallels between the Czech and the Hawaiian Economy,” Czech Technical University – 2003

“The California Energy Crisis: Government Failure,” Prague School of Economics – 2003

Service to the Profession

  • 2004 – 2006: “Hiki-No,” a collaboration between I-Rec, Easter Seals, Chaminade University, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
  • Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Sunset Rotary to facilitate and promote inclusive recreation.
  • 2001 – present: “Inclusive Recreation,” (I-Rec) Program to facilitate inclusive recreation.
  • 2005 – present: “Maunalei Hale,” demonstration project of inclusive housing.