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Master of Arts in Management
Master’s in Management

MiM Faculty

Your Butler MiM Faculty is Invested in Your Success.

The level of personal service you get from the business school professors was beyond anything I’ve ever experienced.

– Lacy School of Business alumni

Craig Caldwell

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Butler University

Craig CaldwellDr. 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.


Kathy Paulson Gjerde

Associate Professor, Butler University

Kathy Paulson GjerdeAs 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.


Tom Karbowski

Instructor, Butler University

Tom KarbowskiTom 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.


Mauricio Melgarejo

Professor, Butler University

Mauricio MelgarejoMauricio 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.


NaShara Mitchell

Lecturer, Butler University

NaShara MitchellNaShara 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.