Craig A. Calvert

Assistant Professor in-Residence

Operations and Information Management


Co-Director: Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) Program

Education/Professional Certifications

  • PhD –University of Connecticut, Inorganic Chemistry
  • MS – University of Connecticut, Business Analytics and Project Management
  • BA – Alfred University, Chemistry
  • Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) – National Registry of Certified Chemists

Awards

  • Innovation in Teaching Award: UConn School of Business – 2020
  • Advanced Graduate Student Fellowship
  • Chemistry Zeolite Crystal Fellowship

Experience Overview

  • Teach and design courses for college (undergraduate and graduate), internal company training, and external consulting
  • Management and leadership positions in different business and academic environments
  • Developed and used analytics to successfully improve business decisions and operations
  • Generated revenues through successful sales, grants, marketing, and new business development
  • Experience includes: Engineering Project Management, Analytics, Business Consulting, Management, Marketing, Research, Sales, and Teaching/Training

Interests

  • Business in Africa – Supply chain of Co for use in Lithium Ion batteries
  • Sports analytics – Using Excel to create a novel fantasy baseball analysis tool
  • Analytics and Data Visualization for business, engineering, science, and music
  • Project management for business, engineering, and science

Teaching Experience

University of Connecticut
  • Business Information Systems, OPIM 3103
  • Data Visualization, OPIM 4895
  • Operations Management, OPIM 3104
  • Principles of Project Management, OPIM 3801
  • Project Cost and Risk Management, OPIM 5668
  • Senior Design Project, MEM 4971, 4972
  • Chemistry (Intro & Advanced courses)
Professional Courses
  • Industrial food production safety
  • Chemical safety and storage
  • EPA lead paint regulation
  • OSHA general compliance sessions
  • Communication and writing skills

Biography

Dr. Calvert is currently an Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Operations and Information Management Department at the University of Connecticut. Previously, Dr. Calvert worked at Electric Boat where he worked in the program office that was designing the VIRGINA Class Submarine VIRGINIA Payload Module. His responsibilities included multiple programmatic activities including government contract management and oversight of engineering disciplines. Part of his contracting duties included managing a database and developing analytics for government contract acquisition. In previous roles at EB, he helped support construction activities by providing environmental safety inspections and reviews. Before Electric Boat, Dr. Calvert worked in areas such as marketing, sales, business development, research, teaching, and general business management. This experience has been in companies varying in size from his single-person, food-safety consulting firm, companies with 20 to 50 employees, a 270+ person engineering consulting firm, and a large multinational defense company. Finally, as an independent consultant, Dr. Calvert has provided food safety reviews and custom training for companies such as Gorton’s Seafood, New England Confectionery Company (NECCO), and Blount Fine Foods.

For Dr. Calvert, teaching is about infusing in students the skills that they need to be successful in real-world situations. The ultimate goal is for students to leave the classroom able to apply the ideas and concepts. Knowledge is power, but what is more powerful is the ability to apply knowledge and use it to develop actionable plans. To be able to create and execute actionable plans in real situations, the learning process needs to provide challenges similar to those which students are likely to face in their careers. Practicing in a low-stakes environment, such as a classroom, helps to ensure that students will have the proper knowledge to solve on-the-job challenges.

Outside of work, he lives on the coast of Connecticut with his family. He enjoys playing guitar and taking them apart along with traveling and spending time with his family.

CHO Certification

Dr. Calvert is a National Registry of Certified Chemists (NRCC) Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO). This designates him as an expert in chemical safety and the management of chemical safety programs. As a chemical safety consultant, he has assisted chemical facilities and schools with managing their chemical inventories and compliance to government regulations. This assistance has included inspections, training, regulatory compliance, and corrective action plans.

Publications

  • “An Intramajor, Comparative Study of the Success of Students in a Dual-Degree Engineering and Business Program.” In submission.
  • “Creating an Engaging Assignment for a Business Course by Connecting to Career Paths of Students.” In submission.
  • Craig Calvert. “A Transportation Matrix Activity Using Monte Carlo Simulation to Generate Variable Shipping Costs.” Business Education Innovation. 12(1). June 2020
  • Shanthakumar Sithambaram,Linping Xu,Chun‐Hu Chen,Yunshuang Ding,Ranjit Kumar,Craig Calvert and Steven L. Suib. “Manganese Octahedral Molecular Sieve Catalysts for Selective Styrene Oxide Ring Opening.” Catalysis Today, February 28, 2009.
  • Craig Calvert. Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Materials for Controlled Line Deposition, Environmental Remediation, and Doping of Porous Manganese Oxide Material. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 06204. October 2008.
  • Craig Calvert, Raymond Joesten, Katana Ngala, Josanlet Villegas, Aimee Morey, Xiongfei Shen, Steven L. Suib. “Synthesis, Characterization, and Rietveld Refinement of Tungsten‐Framework‐Doped Porous Manganese Oxide (K‐OMS‐2) Material.” Chemistry of Materials, September 25, 2008.
  • Craig Calvert, Steven Suib. “An Initial Study into the use of Microwave Remediation of Hexachlorobenzene Treated Soil using Selected Oxidants and Coated Graphite Rods.” Journal of Soils and Sediments, June 2007.
  • Craig Calvert, Kelly A. Burke, Steven L. Suib. “Spontaneous and Self‐Assembled Line Formations on Silicon Substrates with Vanadium Pentoxide Sol−Gels.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, October 29, 2005.

Presentations

  • Using Fantasy Baseball Simulation to Teach Economic Concepts.” Accepted with Planned presentation at 2020 Southern Economic Association (SEA) meeting November 21-23, 2020 in New Orleans, LA. Oskar Harmon, Craig Calvert, Matthew Mocarsky, Adam Patterson, Jun Cho
  • Data Visualization Principles.” Presented at Connecticut College, April 24, 2020. Craig Calvert
  • “Analytics and Data Visualization: Data Visualization in Theory and using Tableau along with Current Topics in Data Analytics.” Presented at Alfred University, March 1, 2019. Craig Calvert
Contact Information
Emailcraig.calvert@uconn.edu
Phone(860) 486-8061
Mailing AddressUConn School of Business
Operations and Information Management Department
2100A Hillside Road, Unit 1041
Storrs, CT 06269-1041
Office LocationBUSN 372 (OPIM Suite)
CampusStorrs
CoursesOperations Management, Project Management, Data Visualization, Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM)
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