MiM Faculty & Staff

Invested in Your Success

I enrolled in the program because of how welcoming the LSB staff and faculty were during the whole application process and how they already made Butler feel like home before I was even accepted into the program. I am so happy with my choice of becoming a Bulldog!

– Megan Glaze, MiM class of 2021

Associate Professor, Butler University

As Associate Dean for the Lacy School of Business, Kathy Gjerde managed all aspects of the MBA and MPA programs and has championed experiential-focused graduate initiatives. Along with MiM courses, she will continue to teach in the MBA core using a case-based approach that emphasizes strategic thinking. Her published work has appeared in Management Science, Management Accounting Quarterly, Journal of Labor Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, and Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.

Instructor, Butler University

Tom Karbowski has a deep knowledge in business and a successful track record teaching a wide range of business classes to undergraduate and graduate students. He was an Economics and Communications double major at DePauw University, received his MBA from Butler University, and has taught over 100 courses during his teaching career. He has experience teaching Marketing, Sales, Economics, Finance, Statistics, and Organizational Development—that broad experience allows him to connect multiple business disciplines into all his courses. In addition, his 30+ year business career allows him to incorporate “real life” experience into the classroom. He teaches Marketing & Value Creation in the MiM program and brings over 25 years of marketing experience to that course.

Associate Professor, Butler University

Barry E. King, DBA is an associate professor of information systems and operations management at the Butler University Lacy School of Business. His primary areas of research are predictive analytics using Python, R and SAS, operations research modeling using SAS, and data mining. Besides teaching in these areas, he teaches database design, information technology, and operations management. His work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Decision Sciences Journal, Management Science, and elsewhere. His research includes using machine learning to predict attendance at National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, and National Hockey League events. He has developed models of customer lifetime value for casinos, a telecommunications company, and health clubs. A recent work, scheduling operating room and post-anesthesia care units, was presented at a conference in Ireland, summer 2019.

Professor, Butler University

Sakthi Mahenthiran was born in Sri Lanka, and he is married and has two children. Sakthi joined Butler University in 1996, and is the Carl Doty Endowed Professor Accounting at the Lacy School of Business. He received his MBA and PhD degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia. In 2002–2003, he served as a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia, and in 2016–2017, he served as a Fulbright Scholar in Chile. He continues to serve as a visiting professor to Universities in Malaysia and Chile. He teaches and does research in the areas of management accounting, information systems, financial reporting, and auditing as well as corporate governance. To his credit, he has 30 publications, some in top tier journals such as Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Computing and Information Systems. He enjoys reading, movies, traveling, and playing golf.

Professor, Butler University

Mauricio Melgarejo teaches undergraduate accounting information systems and managerial accounting and courses in the graduate MPAcc, MBA, and MSRI programs. His empirical research, which focuses on the impact of accounting information on capital markets in emerging economies, has appeared in Investment Analysts Journal, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies.

Lecturer, Butler University

NaShara Mitchell is a SUCCESS advocate reframing gaps to opportunities for women and the underrepresented. Formally, NaShara is a Lecturer in the Lacy School of Business and Innovation Lab Director at Butler University where her work focuses on experiential learning, entrepreneurship, and people-centered innovation. In 2018, she was named Professor of the Year by the MBA program. Considering business and education as forms of social justice and catalysts for social innovation, she is also the founder of Studio B Creative Exchange, an enterprise and experience studio. NaShara earned her BA from DePauw University and Masters and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University.

With her background in higher education administration and business ownership, her courses, workshops, and motivational trainings are delivered with an edutaining fusion of interdisciplinary research, pop culture, and straightforward honesty that leaves participants unpacking and applying the information received in ways most meaningful to their lives.

Adjunct Faculty

Heather Quigley-Allen has been with Salesforce for four years and is responsible for post-sales account management for all nonprofit and education customers in North America. Prior to joining Salesforce, Heather spent 20 years serving in a variety of roles in nonprofit educational and human services organizations. During her tenure in the nonprofit arena, she spearheaded multiple projects focused on accelerating efficiencies and maximizing mission impact, including several large scale technology projects. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University and an MBA from Butler University.

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Butler University

Dr. Caldwell works with organizations to develop strategic direction, link implementation steps to strategy, identify organizational culture, develop processes to bring about organizational change, and develop organizational leaders from all levels within firms. He is currently the Associate Dean of Graduate & Professional Programs for the Lacy School of Business at Butler University. He teaches Leadership in the MBA and Master of Science in Risk & Insurance programs, and Strategy, Leadership, and Organizational Change in the MBA program. Craig has won seven teaching awards and four advising awards. He is responsible for new program development, including coordinating the design and launch of the Master of Science in Risk & Insurance degree.

Dr. Caldwell’s consulting, executive education facilitation, and speaking activities focus on strategy development, leadership, and organizational change. He has worked with client firms in logistics, manufacturing, insurance, food service, life-sciences, public transportation, animal health, and architecture. In addition to strategy development, Craig’s specific leadership expertise includes human capital strategy, employee engagement, building high-performance teams, and decision making.

Craig had a leadership book 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 topics like corporate strategy and corporate social responsibility. His academic work appears in such journals as Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Business and Society, Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, The Monitor, Business and Society Review, and Management Accounting Quarterly.

Craig holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from Virginia Tech, and a BA from Anderson University.

Executive Career Mentor, Butler University

Darryl E. Warren, MBA, is owner of D. Gene Alliance, a business solutions company. They own the Indiana license of Crestcom International, a 32 year global Leadership Training & Development firm. “Interactive Leadership Development that produces real results!” Clients include Fortune’s Most Admired: Chase, FedEx, Ford, Microsoft, etc. Most clients are small to mid-sized like Crown Technologies, Overhead Door, The Colts, American Structurepoint, dB Services (Apple), and The Tom Wood Group.

His 32+ years of leadership in large organizations like ExxonMobil & Olin Chemical and smaller companies gives him a broad unique perspective to solve critical human capital issues.

People learn best hearing real world stories to fully explain leadership and human capital improvement principals. He has many stories and lessons to cement learning. Associated competencies include Traction/EOS, Sandler Organizational Excellence, strategic sales, impact marketing and international commercial leadership.

Results he has delivered in organizations of many industries include increased revenue, reduced costs, higher engagement, greater employee retention, and improved customer satisfaction.