Kathy has served as the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate
Studies at Butler University, managing all aspects of the MBA and
MPA programs including admissions, advising, and curriculum
development. She has championed "Real Life, Real Business"
initiatives at the graduate level, including the Gateway
Experience, the Integrated Capstone Experience, the Board Fellows
Program, and international study trips. She currently continues to
teach in the MBA core, using a case-based approach which emphasizes
Kathy has published articles on a variety of topics, such as
workplace incentives, product innovation, and key performance
indicators. Her cross-disciplinary research has allowed her to work
with academics from accounting, operations management, and
organizational behavior. Her work has appeared in outlets such as
Managerial and Decision Economics, Management Science, Journal of
Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Labor Economics, and
Management Accounting Quarterly.
Kathy's academic credentials include a Bachelors Degree in
Economics from Emory University and both a Masters and Ph.D. in
Economics from Purdue University. She has over 20 years of teaching
experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, serving
on the faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook
and Butler University.