Lacy School Faculty & Staff
Craig Caldwell began his role as Dean of the Lacy School of Business in April of 2022. 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.
Hilary is the Associate Dean of Academics at Butler University’s Lacy School of Business. She is an Associate Professor of Business Law and regularly teaches courses in Business Law and Business Ethics. Before joining Butler, Hilary practiced law at Ice Miller LLP where she specialized in business litigation, product liability defense, franchisor-franchisee disputes, and complex commercial cases, including insurance coverage disputes. She also regularly counseled clients on litigation avoidance strategies. Hilary graduated summa cum laude from DePauw University in 1999 and obtained her J.D. summa cum laude from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2002.
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.
Emily serves as Assistant Dean of Innovation at Lacy School of Business. Emily is an attorney and former Business Coach and General Counsel at Indy Chamber who also (long ago) served as a Broad Ripple start-up’s V.P.-Operations. Emily has been a Real Business Experience (EI 201) Adjunct/Lecturer since August 2022. Emily graduated Cum Laude from DePauw University (Greencastle, IN) in 1994 where she earned a B.A. in Sociology and then from University of Akron (Ohio) School of Law in 1997 where she earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Emily lives in Indianapolis with her husband of 25 years, Rich, her rescue hound dog of 3 years, Ben, and two baseball players sons, Cameron (22) and Charlie (19), who are not at home as much as Emily would like.