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Butler Executive Education—Our Team

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William Gulley

William Gulley

William Gulley is the Executive Director of Butler University’s Executive Education—the organizational learning and professional development arm at Butler University. In this role, William develops key relationships and alliances with industry leaders. William also teaches New Product Development in Butler’s Lacy School of Business MBA Program.

Prior to joining Butler, William held executive and strategic leadership positions for over 25 years in engineering, finance, and operations with companies such as Navistar, Ford Motor Company, and Brightpoint (now Ingram Micro). He was also the co-founder in a private equity backed start-up, leader of operations and finance for a high-growth, bio-hazardous waste start-up, and was a senior executive of a medical device company. William has raised over $20 million investment capital in equity and debt to fuel the growth of companies as well as conducted the negotiations, due diligence, and post-transaction integration efforts for acquisitions and divestitures across multiple industries. 

William received an MBA in Finance from the Eli Broad School of Management at Michigan State University, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, and an Executive Education Leadership Certificate from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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Craig Caldwell

Caldwell

Craig Caldwell works with organizations to develop strategic direction, link implementation steps to strategy, identify organizational culture, and develop processes to bring about organizational change. Since 2007, Craig has served as an Associate Professor of Management in the Lacy School of Business at Butler University. He is currently the Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs. He teaches MBA and undergraduate courses in Strategy, Leadership, and Organizational Change. Craig has won six teaching awards and two advising awards. He is the Chair of Graduate Council and his past roles include the Faculty Annual Evaluation Committee and Department Chair for Marketing and Management.

Craig’s consulting and executive education activities focus on strategy development, leadership, and organizational change. He has worked with client firms in logistics, manufacturing, food service, life-sciences, and architecture. In addition to strategy development, Craig's leadership works include human capital strategy, employee engagement, and building high-performance teams.

Craig's research includes academic articles in Business and Society, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, The Monitor, Business and Society Review, Management Accounting Quarterly, and Journal of Corporate Citizenship.

Craig holds a doctorate from University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from Virginia Tech, and a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University.

Kathy Paulson-Gjerde

PaulsonGjerde

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 admission, advising, and curriculum development. She has championed the Lacy School’s experiential learning "Real Life, Real Business" initiatives at the graduate level, including the Gateway Experience, the Integrated Capstone Experience, the Board Fellows Program, and the international study trips. She currently continues to teach in the MBA core, using a case-based approach which emphasizes strategic thinking.

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 Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Emory University and both a master’s and doctoral degree in Economics from Purdue University. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in both the undergraduate and graduate levels, serving on the faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Butler University.

Robert Thomas "Tom" Lenz

Lenz

Tom is a faculty partner with Butler University Executive Education specializing in the design, development, and delivery of customized leadership and organizational programs. His educational credentials included bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from the IU Kelley School of Business, and an MBA from University of Louisville.

From 1977 to 2013, Tom was a Professor of Strategic Management at the Kelley School. During his career, he served as Associate Dean, Chairperson of the Executive MBA Program, Chairperson of the MBA-CIP Programs, Co-Director of the MBA Program Consulting Academy, Chairperson of the Executive Education Programs, Chairman of the Board of Kelley Administration, Resident Director of the Program in Western European Studies at the John F. Kennedy Institute at Tillburg University, The Kingdom of Netherlands, and visiting professor of Strategic Management at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. His research appears in the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Strategy, Long Range Planning, Academy of Business Review, and Business Horizons.

Tom's work in program design includes the Master for Science in Strategic Management Program for Kelley Direct, and custom consortium executive education and leadership development programs for several Fortune 500 companies, including Whirlpool Corporation, Rolls-Royce Plc, Xerox, Dow Chemical, EDS, Dow Agro Science, John Deere, and Eli Lilly.

He also held a variety of technical and managerial roles in the Major Home Appliance Group of the General Electric Company and served on the board of Guarantee Auto Stores, Inc., Bank One, Marion, Indiana, NA, and Acordia Financial Industry Benefits, Inc.

Steve Dolvin

Dr. DolvinSteven D. Dolvin, CFA, is a Professor of Finance at Butler University. He teaches primarily in the area of investments, but also oversees student-run portfolios in both public and private equity. Steve has received multiple teaching awards, has published numerous articles in both academic and practitioner outlets, and is the Ratliff Endowed Chair in Finance. He is also the co-author of Fundamentals of Investments (McGraw-Hill). Steve’s prior experience includes work in both corporate finance and investments, and he currently provides investment consulting for both individuals and businesses.