Craig Caldwell, who has served as an Associate Dean in Butler University’s Lacy School of Business (LSB) since January 2015, has been named the School’s Interim Dean. He will begin his new role July 3.

Since joining Butler in 1999, Caldwell has demonstrated his commitment to students in a variety of roles, including Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer, Visiting Professor, Assistant Professor, and currently Associate Professor of Marketing and Management. Caldwell also served as Chair of the Marketing & Management Department for three years. In the Indianapolis community, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana and the International School of Indiana. 

Caldwell teaches in the MBA and Master of Science in Risk & Insurance programs, delivering classes on Leadership, Strategy, and Organizational Change. Caldwell has won seven teaching awards, four advising awards, and was elected by the student body as the faculty speaker for the 2015 commencement ceremony.

As Associate Dean of the LSB, Caldwell was the Chair of the Space Planning Committee, working closely with faculty and staff to determine needs and requirements for the new building. Later, he worked closely with Butler Facilities and CSO Architects during the building of the new structure. He also leads Assurance of Learning efforts for the LSB’s four graduate degrees, served on the LSB’s Strategic Planning Committee, served on the University’s Graduate Council, and managed the LSB Summer Faculty Research Program. In the LSB, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the graduate programs and for new graduate program development, including coordinating the design and launch of the Master of Science in Risk & Insurance degree, Butler’s first online degree, and the Master of Arts in Management. He is currently working with Noodle Partners, Butler’s online program manager, on the development of an online MBA, as well as a three-college initiative to create the Master of Science in Analytics.

Caldwell is a coauthor of a book on leadership titled The Catalyst Effect. His academic work has appeared in the Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Business and Society, Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, The Monitor, Business and Society Review, and Management Accounting Quarterly. 

Caldwell holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from Virginia Tech, and a BA from Anderson University.

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