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


  • Teaching Excellence Award – Early Career: (American Association of University Professors) – 2023
    • Annual university-wide teaching award, awarded by UConn’s AAUP chapter.
    • Award honors teaching excellence for faculty with 5 or less years of teaching experience.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award: UConn School of Business – 2024
  • Innovation in Teaching Award: UConn School of Business – 2020, 2023
  • OPIM Teaching Enhancement Grant – 2019, 2021, 2022
  • 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


  • Business Education – Student engagement
  • Supply Chain Management – General
  • Business in Africa – Supply chain of cobalt for use in lithium ion batteries
  • Sports analytics – Using Excel to create a novel fantasy baseball analysis tool
  • Analytics and Data visualization
  • Project management

Teaching Experience

University of Connecticut
  • Managerial Supply Chain Management, OPIM 3601
  • Project Management and Planning, OPIM 3603
  • Data Visualization, OPIM 3302
  • Operations Management, OPIM 3104
  • Senior Design Project, MEM 4971, MEM 4972
  • Business Information Systems, OPIM 3103
  • Project Cost and Risk Management, OPIM 5668
  • 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
Engineering Senior Design Projects
  • co-Lead on over 70 successful projects
  • Total project funding over $400,000


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.


Google Scholar profile

  1. Calvert, Craig. “Active Learning: Positive Impact on Student Mental Health, Engagement, and Course Learning.Business Education Innovation. 16(1); June 2024. ACCPETED
  2. Patterson, Adam; Calvert, Craig; Mocarsky, Matthew; Cho, Jun; and Harmon, Oskar R. “Teaching Data Literacy and Sports Economic Fundamentals using Fantasy Sports.Business Education Innovation. 15(1); June 2023.
  3. Craig Calvert. “Are Dual-Degree STEM Programs Effective? An Intramajor, Comparative Study of the Success of Students in a Dual-Degree Engineering and Business Program.Journal of STEM Education: Innovation and Research. 23(1); 2022.
  4. Craig Calvert. “Transforming Student Career Paths into a Project to Increase Engagement in a Project Management CourseJournal of Education for Business. 96(8); January 2021.
  5. Craig Calvert. “A Transportation Matrix Activity Using Monte Carlo Simulation to Generate Variable Shipping Costs.Business Education Innovation. 12(1); June 2020.
  6. 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. 140(3-4); February 2009.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. 20(20); September 2008.
  9. 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. 7(3); June 2007.
  10. 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. 109(47); October 2005.

Research in Progress

  1. Rajabhoj, Chetana; Chattopadhyay, Chandrashila; Calvert, Craig; Wanick, David. “Using Neural Factorization to Predict Student Success in a Dual-Degree, STEM Program.” In writing.
  2. Svetlana Kalnova, Craig Calvert, Natalia Smirnova, Kaitlyn Anderson. “Integration of Career Competencies into the Undergraduate Curriculum: A Review of Data and Best Practices for Educators.” In writing.
  3. Calvert, Craig; Bhooshi, Rachan Vamsi; Flug, Alexander; Wanick, David. “Modeling the Cobalt Supply Chain Originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Method to Predict Ethical Mine Sourcing.” In progress.


  1. “How to use a Chemistry Degree in Business.” Alfred University, Undergraduate Chemistry Seminar; March 15, 2024. Craig Calvert. Invited
  2. “Data Visualization Principles.” Alfred University, Undergraduate Guest Lecture; March 14, 2024. Craig Calvert. Invited
  3. Integration of Career Competencies into the Undergraduate Curriculum.” UConn, Career Everywhere Conference; Nov 3, 2023. Svetlana Kalnova, Craig Calvert, Natalia Smirnova, Kaitlyn Anderson.
  4. “Implementing Flipped Classroom Techniques into Your Classroom.” UConn, Workshop Series – UConn Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; April 6, 2023. Craig Calvert. Invited
  5. “Implementing Flipped Classroom Techniques into Your Classroom.” UConn, Workshop Series – UConn Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; March 31, 2023. Craig Calvert. Invited
  6. “Project Management.” UConn, MIS Capstone Course; February 6, 2023. Craig Calvert. Invited
  7. Using Fantasy Baseball Simulation to Teach Economic Concepts.” Tenth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE); June 2, 2021. Oskar Harmon, Craig Calvert, Matthew Mocarsky, Adam Patterson, Jun Cho
  8. Using Fantasy Baseball Simulation to Teach Economic Concepts.” Southern Economic Association (SEA) Annual Meeting; November 22, 2020. Oskar Harmon, Craig Calvert, Matthew Mocarsky, Adam Patterson, Jun Cho
  9. Comparing Student Success in a Project Management Course.” INFORMS, Annual Meeting; November 10, 2020. Craig Calvert.
  10. “Data Visualization Principles.” Connecticut College, Undergraduate Analytics Course; April 24, 2020. Craig Calvert. Invited
  11. “Analytics and Data Visualization: Data Visualization in Theory and using Tableau along with Current Topics in Data Analytics.” Alfred University, Business Seminar; March 1, 2019. Craig Calvert. Invited
  12. “Tableau and Data Visualization Basics.” MIS Friday Seminar Series; March 30, 2018. Craig Calvert. Invited
  13. “Using Excel to Create a Monte Carlo Simulation.” UConn, MEM Senior Design course; November 9 and 16, 2017. Craig Calvert. Invited
  14. “An Introduction to Nanomaterials in Wastewater Treatment.” New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA); September 14, 2011. Craig Calvert, Mike Curtis, Kevin W. Miller. Invited
  15. “PCB’s in Building Materials: An Emerging Health Issue in Schools.” 36th American Chemical Society, Northeast Regional Meeting; October 9, 2009. Craig Calvert

    In the News

    1. MEM Co-Director Craig Calvert, Who Goes Above-and-Beyond for Students, Recognized as a Top UConn Educator.” UConn Today; March 31, 2023.
    2. Business Analytics, IT Security, and Supply Chain to Take Prominent Place in Revamped School of Business Program.” UConn Today; March 7, 2023.
    3. Gaming Supply Chain Management Education.” MEM Website; March 23, 2022.
    4. Ellis Tech Valedictorian has Gone on to Thrive in Rigorous UConn Program.” Hartford Current; November 8, 2021.
    5. MEM and OPIM Partner on Supply Chain Case Competition. MEM Website; November 2, 2021.
    6. New Business School Faculty for 2018.” UConn School of Business Newsletter; September 18, 2018.
    7. Collaboration Advances Microbial Fuel Cell Commercialization.” UConn School of Engineering News; September 1, 2009.
    Contact Information
    Mailing AddressUConn School of Business
    Operations and Information Management Department
    2100A Hillside Road, Unit 1041
    Storrs, CT 06269-1041
    Office LocationBUSN 375 (OPIM Suite)
    CoursesOperations Management, Project Management, Data Visualization, Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM)
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