Law, Management & International Business Faculty & Staff
Robert B. Bennett, Jr. is a Professor of Business Law in the Lacy School of Business at Butler University. He is a graduate of Davidson College and the University of Georgia Law School and is licensed to practice in Indiana and North Carolina. He is a Past President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and former Editor‑in‑Chief of the Journal of Legal Studies Education. As a professor at Butler, he has taught Legal Environment of Business, Business Law, Business Ethics, International Law, Sustainability in Institutions, Modernizing & Contemporary Europe, Change & Tradition, Leadership London, Religion and the Corporation, Public Policies Toward Business, and Business in the European Union. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Helsinki School of Economics, Zeppelin University, and SRH Hochschule in Heidelberg. Prior to coming to Butler, he spent 11 years in the private practice of law in the Charlotte, North Carolina, firm of Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A.(now Offit/Kurman), where he earned an AV professional practice rating from Martindale Hubbell, and spent 4 years as Of Counsel to Sommer & Barnard(now Taft/Indianapolis).
He is the author or presenter of more than eighty books, articles, speeches, or presentations before academic and professional audiences, primarily on topics relating to real property, contracts, and jury decision-making, six of which have won awards. His publications include: Robert B. Bennett, Jr., A Sustainability Manifesto, 27 Midwest Law Journal 1 (Summer, 2017); Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Three Stories and Their Morals, 11 ATLANTIC LAW JOURNAL1 (2009); Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Trade Usage and Consequential Damages: the Implications for Just in Time Purchasing, 46 AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL179 (2009); Jordan H. Leibman, Robert B. Bennett, Jr., & Richard E. Fetter, The Effect of Lifting the Blindfold From Civil Juries Charged with Apportioning Damages in Modified Comparative Fault Cases: An Empirical Study of the Alternatives,35 AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL 349 (1998); DAVID REITZEL, ROBERT B. BENNETT,JR., & MICHAEL GARRISON, AMERICAN LAW OF REAL ESTATE, SOUTH-WESTERNPUBLISHING (2002); Robert B. Bennett, Jr., Just-In-Time Purchasing and the Problem of Consequential Damages, 26 UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE LAW JOURNAL332 (1994); and Jordan H. Leibman, Robert B. Bennett, Jr., & Richard E. Fetter, Blindfolding Comparative Fault Juries on the Percentage of Negligence: Should Indiana Follow the Lead of Illinois? 41 RES GESTAE 24 (May,1998).
Since joining Butler in 1999, Craig Caldwell has demonstrated his commitment to students in a variety of roles, including Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer, Visiting Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, and currently Associate Professor of Marketing and Management. He also served as Chair of the Marketing and 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 and 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.
Craig had a leadership book being released in February of 2018 titled, "The Catalyst Effect" that talks about how you can lead from anywhere in an organization. Craig’s other research includes academic articles in Journal of Risk Education, Business and Society, Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, The Monitor, Business and Society Review, Management Accounting Quarterly, and Journal of Corporate Citizenship.
Dr. Caldwell’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 includes human capital strategy, employee engagement, and building high-performance teams. Dr. Caldwell works with organizations to develop strategic direction, link implementation steps to strategy, identify organizational culture, and develop processes to bring about organizational change.
Craig holds a Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from Virginia Tech,and a BA from Anderson University.