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Cliff Butler

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences

Degree Program M.S. Early Childhood Studies

Dr. Cliff Butler is a research methods expert with over 30 years of teaching experience including the areas of management, leadership , organizational development and marketing. He is a mentor in the Walden University DBA program. His primary research interests are in the area of research methods and consumer behavior. Dr. Butler previously worked at the director level with Microsoft/aQuantive; International Thompson Publishing; Proquest; and Checkspace. At Proquest he designed and launched the first iteration of Coursepacks that later became the XanEdu platform. At ITP Dr. Butler served as the first Online Program Director launching over 20 websites. Between 2017 and 2019 Dr. Butler was the chair of 5 doctoral programs in the School of Business and Technology at Capella University where he also served in 2020 as the Research Chair. Dr. Butler is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Management Review.