Craig A. Calvert

Assistant Professor-in-Residence

Operations and Information Management (OPIM)


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 – National Registry of Certified Chemists

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

  • Analytics and Data Visualization for business, engineering, science, and music
  • Project Management and Analytics for small projects (small businesses, start-ups, and consulting)
  • Project management for business, engineering, and science

Teaching Experience

University of Connecticut
  • 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
  • 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.

Certifications

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.

Contact Information
Emailcraig.calvert@uconn.edu
Phone(860) 486-8061
Mailing AddressUConn School of Business
Operations and Information Management Department
2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041
Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationBUSN 383 (OPIM Suite)
CampusStorrs
CoursesData Visualization, Project Management, Operations Management, Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM)
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