Management, Marketing, International Business, and Supply Chain Faculty & Staff
Dr. Peg Padgett is an Associate Professor of Management. At the undergraduate level, she teaches Organizational Behavior and Honors Thesis Research Methods. At the graduate level, she teaches Multi-directional Leadership and Talent Management as part of the Masters in Management program. She has been actively involved in the Butler University Honors Program and has served as the Faculty Thesis Advisor for more than 20 undergraduate honors students. Several of these students have presented their thesis at a professional academic conference and/or have had their thesis published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Dr. Padgett received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Hanover College and her MBA and Ph. D. (with a major in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and minors in Statistics and Organizational Psychology) from Michigan State University. Her research interests focus on how gender influences the work experiences of women and has addressed issues such as gender-role stereotypes for leaders, how adopting a flexible work arrangement influences the career advancement of women, discrimination against mothers, and factors influencing the career aspirations of women. Additional research interests include how practicing nepotism in the hiring process influences perceptions of those who benefit from their family connection and how feedback influences student learning and academic performance. Her research has been published in the Journal of Business and Psychology, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Journal of Organizational Psychology, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Journal of Higher EducationTheory and Practice.
Dr. Bowen holds a bachelors and a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2005 and 2007) and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2013). Since early in his career, Dr. Bowen got involved in technology applications of data analysis and image processing with impacts way beyond academia. His applied research has impacted industries, such as aerospace & defense, medical devices, wellness, and security. After finishing his Ph.D. and being a found member of several start-up technology companies; Dr. Bowen recognized the importance of business skills and earned his MBA from Butler in 2019. During his time at Butler, Dr. Bowen had the chance to reconnect with academia, lead award-winning research with a colleague, and reignite his passion for teaching and educating the next generation. As a tenure track faculty in data analytics, Dr. Bowen has been sharing his passion about insights hidden in data and exploring different techniques to uncover them with Butler students. His research interests include image processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and how these methods can be applied supply chain resiliency. Dr. Bowen has strong collaboration with colleagues not just inside Butler but others in major U.S. universities as well impactful non-profits that serve the local community. He has presented his research in different parts of the world and won several awards.During his free time, Dr. Bowen enjoys being active and spending quality time with his two boys and his dogs.
Matthew is an experienced C-Suite Executive and Entrepreneur with over thirty years of service in management and leadership positions. He has managed Food Safety initiatives, Branded Foods and Consumer Packaged Goods, Third-Party Logistics, and Vendor-Managed Replenishment programs with several Fortune Global 500™ companies. He earned his undergraduate degree in History and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame and his graduate degree in Marketing from Butler University’s MBA program. Matthew also studied at the Universität Innsbruck in Austria and has taught courses at the University of Indianapolis. Areas of study and focus include food production systems, retail sales, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), manufacturing, and aviation.
Passions include biking, history, reading, current events, and advocating for mental health and fitness. Matthew has been an instrument-rated private pilot since 1986. Matthew and his wife, Kerry, live near the Butler Campus and have seven children, two sons-in-law, a cat and a dog.
- MS-100 Business Applications with Excel (fall/spring semesters)
- MS-350 Operations Management (fall/spring semesters)
- MS-378 Advanced Business Analytics (occasionally)
- MS-495 Global Procurement and Sourcing (fall semester)
- IB-495 Global Procurement and Sourcing (fall semester)
- MBA-545 Integrated Capstone (occasionally)
Cathy is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Management at the Lacy School of Business at Butler University, where she teaches organizational behavior and introductory marketing classes. Prior to her transition to teaching, she had a twenty-five year business career in sales and marketing, including sales and marketing research positions at Eli Lilly, account management roles at advertising agency Handley-Miller, and business-to-business sales experience with St. Vincent Health Care Systems. Her recent board activities have focused on male-mentoring organization 4WARD, based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
In addition, she has been instrumental in expanding online and hybrid education at the Lacy School of Business, has served as the Faculty Advisor for the campus Libertarian Party, and facilitates Butler University Executive Education sessions at area companies, such as Roche, IndyGo and Etica Group.
Cathy has a BS in medical technology from the University of Vermont, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Courtney Droms Hatch is the Associate Dean of Faculty and an Associate Professor of Marketing at Butler University. She has taught classes in advertising and promotions as well as marketing research at the graduate level. At the undergraduate level, Dr. Droms Hatch has taught courses in health care marketing, marketing research, international marketing, marketing of services, and principles of marketing.
Her research interests include examining the intersections of marketing and public policy, including topics such as the effect of health information on food choices, examining health care decisions in international markets, and consumer choices of functional food products. Her research has been published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Consumer Policy, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Journal of Food Products Marketing, and Health Marketing Quarterly.
Courtney’s academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of South Carolina, and a B.S. in Marketing and International Business from Georgetown University.
Dr. Chuandi (Charlie) Jiang is an Assistant Professorof Marketing in the Lacy School of Business at Butler University.
Dr. Jiang specializes in the study of imagination, mental simulation, and curiosity in consumer science. Drawing on the statistical methodology and interdisciplinary theoretical lens of psychology and marketing, Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on five primary topics: first, the elicitation of consumer imagination using imagery, auditory, and textual cues in marketing stimuli and sales dialogue; second, the cognitive, affective, and behavioral consequences of activated imagination, such as psychological ownership, curiosity, excitement, and emotional brand attachment; third, the impact of curiosity in hedonistic and pleasure-seeking consumptions; fourth, cultural schema and the decoding or interpretation of brand messages; fifth, the myth of brand persona.
Dr. Jiang has taught a wide range of marketing courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Jiang’s teaching specialties are Consultative Selling, E-sports and Gaming Marketing, Consumer Behavior, and Marketing Analytics.
Prior to joining Lacy School of Business, Dr. Jiang received his PhD in Marketing and International Business from the Richard A.Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University, a Master of Science in Marketing Analytics from Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Henan Normal University in China.
Dr. Jiang has industrial experience in marketing consulting and marketing research. He is also a co-founder and owner of a marketing firm, which specializes in advertising, pricing strategies, predictive modeling, and sales training.
Outside of research and teaching, Dr. Jiang writes expressionistic fictions and paints. He has written five fictions and planned to publish them. Heplays soccer as a winger at least once a week and plays basketball everyFriday.
Lawrence J. Lad is Associate Professor of Management at the Lacy School of Business. He teaches undergrad and graduate courses in Strategy and Leadership. Larry has taught in Executive Education programs for Purdue, Indiana, LSU, and Harvard. He has international teaching experience in Finland, Slovenia, Germany, The Netherlands, and China.
Dr. Lad’s research includes a book on teaching Mindfulness and Management and a book on Industry Self-Regulation. His academic articles have appeared in Organizational Aesthetics, Business and Society, Academy of Management Review, Research in Corporate Social Performance and Policy, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Futures Research Quarterly. He is an active volunteer on the hunger issue in Indianapolis. Larry is a published poet and a practicing artist with a studio in the Circle City Industrial Complex in Indianapolis.
Larry had a Doctorate and MBA from Boston University and an MPA and BS from Michigan State University.
Brief Bio of Bob Mackoy
Bob Mackoy is Professor of Marketing at Butler University. His primary research interests focus on consumer satisfaction and other post-consumption processes, immigrant population business development, and ecotourism. His research has appeared in multiple journals including Decision Sciences, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Services Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Internet Commerce, Journal of Social Psychology, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Ecotourism, The Journal of Tourism Studies, Journal of Macromarketing, and College and Research Libraries, as well as in numerous academic and professional conferences.
He has worked in a variety of organizations, both large and small; his professional work experience outside of academia can most charitably be described as “eclectic.”
Dr. Marleen McCormick Pritchard is an Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy in the Lacy School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (International Business) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. McCormick Pritchard’s primary teaching areas are International Business, Strategy Capstone, and International Strategy. Her main areas of research are on international entrepreneurship, international strategy in emerging markets, and international business education. Her research has been published in Global Strategy Journal, Small Business Economics, European Business Review, Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, and Journal of International Business Education.
Dr. McCormick Pritchard is the Outreach Editor of the ie-scholars.net online academic community.
Dr. Janaina Siegler, or simply Jane, is a tenure-track professor of Operations and Supply Chain Analytics at the Lacy School of Business, Butler University. She holds aPh.D. in Operations and Supply Chain Management from FGV in Brazil and Indiana University, Indiana. As a college professor for more than fifteen years, Jane has taught thousands of undergraduates and graduates in Brazil, the U.S., India, and Europe. As a consultant and an entrepreneur herself, Jane has had the opportunity to live and breathe the challenges of the concepts she teaches. Because of her background, Jane is a firm believer that “to teach business to future business leaders, one must engage with the business, both in our backyard and around the world”. She has actively engaged the business community in her academic and professional research aiming to leverage and share the knowledge created together between academia and the businesses, for the business community, and for business students. Her research interests include supply chain resiliency, buyer and supplier relationships, business clusters, and technologies related to supply chain management. Dr. Siegler has a special collaboration with the automotive and logistics industry in the US Midwest. She has presented her research at over 80 conferences in different parts of the world and her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the IJPE, RAC, and IJLSM, among others. Over the last five years, she has been honored with 8 (eight) best paper awards, one (1) runner-up, one (1) best conference discussant award, and two (2) industry awards for the impact of her research on the broader community. Not included on that count are also seven media appearances.
Jane is a proud mother of two Butler graduates – Go Dawgs! – and has two little ones at home. She loves to travel and in her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her dogs, her loved ones, going out for runs, and being in contact with nature.
Deb is an Associate Professor of Marketing. Her main teaching focus is Advertising and Promotion Management and Marketing Management Strategy, the capstone course for undergraduate marketing seniors. She taught the inaugural course offering of Creativity and Innovation for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Major. She and Dr. Padgett championed the initial Business Experience courses which later evolved into FBE 101. She, and Art Professor, Guatam Rao, co-created a course for Perspectives in Creative Arts, called Aesthetics and Design, which considers the integration of art principles and marketing. She’s also taught in the Honors program and the MBA program.
Deb publishes articles on a variety of topics but her passion is exploring pedagogy and the role of instruction in the success of students. She has worked with colleagues in other disciplines including economics, organizational behavior, finance, and business law, as well as with collaborators outside the university.
Deb’s academic credentials include a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from The Ohio State University, and both a MBA and Ph.D. in Marketing from Kent State University. She has over 35 years of teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, serving on the faculty at the University of Maine, Orono, and Butler University.
Dr. Chi (Cathy) Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Lacy School of Business at Butler University. She received the Ph.D. in Marketing at the University of Mississippi. Prior to her Ph.D., she received a Master of Information System and Operations Management from the University of Florida and a Master of Marketing Management from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in China. In addition, she has two Bachelor degrees in Computer Science and English.
Her research interests include marketing strategy, retailing, online marketing and nonprofit organization (NPO) marketing. Her professional goal is to continue research into trends in online marketing and to develop strategies to address changing trends. Her work has been published in many peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Business Ethics, Frontiers in Psychology, and VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.