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


  • Innovation in Teaching Award: UConn School of Business – 2020
  • 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


  • Supply Chain Management – General
  • Business Education – Student engagement
  • 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
  • Supply Chain Management, OPIM 4895
  • Principles of Project Management, OPIM 3801
  • Data Visualization, OPIM 3804
  • Operations Management, OPIM 3104
  • Senior Design Project, MEM 4971, 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 50 successful projects
  • Total project funding over $200,000


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.


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Funded Research

  • “Modeling the Supply Chain of Cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” UConn School of Business Summer Grant, 2021
  • “MEM Student Success Compared to their Single Degree Peers.” OPIM Summer Research Grant, 2019

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    Contact Information
    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)
    CoursesOperations Management, Project Management, Data Visualization, Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM)
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