Dean
Craig Caldwell
Craig Caldwell
Dean – Lacy School of Business

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. 

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Associate Deans
Courtney Hatch
Courtney Hatch
Associate Dean for Faculty

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. 

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Assistant Dean
Brandy Mmbaga
Brandy Mmbaga
Assistant Dean for Community Engagement
Faculty Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion