Stephen Standifird is Dean of the Butler University's Lacy School of Business. Prior to joining Butler University in 2014, Standifird served as the dean of the business school at the University of Evansville. He previously held the positions of Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs and Director of Undergraduate Programs, both at the University of San Diego. Standifird earned the B.S. in chemical engineering from Purdue University before earning the Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Organization Studies from the University of Oregon. During his career in higher education, he has served as a visiting lecturer at the Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management in Warsaw, Poland, has been published more than two dozen times in nearly as many publications, and has presented at numerous conferences. He serves on the editorial board of Corporate Reputation Review, as chair of the Speakeasy downtown advisory board and on the board of the Julian Center.