DBA, Nova Southeastern University; MBA, Golden Gate University; BS, California State Polytechnic University

Research Interests

Marketing; management; emotional intelligence; consumer behavior


Dr. Butler joined Walden as a mentor in the DBA program in late 2013. He has been mentoring PhD students since 2000 and has taught qualitative and quantitative research methods courses since 2007. Dr. Butler’s professional background includes director positions at International Thompson Publishing in New York; ProQuest in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Checkspace in Bellevue, Wash.; and Atlas (purchased by Microsoft) in Seattle. He is set to finish his certification as a professional coach with The Coaches Training Institute in 2014. Dr. Butler is a 2014 reviewer for the Academy of Management in research methods and organizational behavior. Dr. Butler is also a member of the Society for Consumer Psychology.