Craig A. Calvert
Assistant Professor in-Residence
Operations and Information Management
- 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
- Advanced Graduate Student Fellowship
- Chemistry Zeolite Crystal Fellowship
- 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
- 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
- Project management
University of Connecticut
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.
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.
- 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. In review.
- Craig Calvert. “Creating an Engaging Assignment for a Business Course by Connecting to Career Paths of Students.” Journal of Education for Business. Published on-line: January 15, 2021.
- 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.
- “Data Visualization Principles.” Presented to Connecticut College, April 23, 2021. Craig Calvert
- “Using Fantasy Baseball Simulation to Teach Economic Concepts.” Southern Economic Association (SEA) Annual Meeting November 22, 2020; Virtual. Oskar Harmon, Craig Calvert, Matthew Mocarsky, Adam Patterson, Jun Cho
- “Comparing Student Success in a Project Management Course.” INFORMS Annual Meeting November 10, 2020; Virtual. Craig Calvert.
- “Data Visualization Principles.” Presented to 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
In the News
- “Collaboration Advances Microbial Fuel Cell Commercialization.” UConn School of Engineering News, September 1, 2009
|Mailing Address||UConn School of Business|
Operations and Information Management Department
2100A Hillside Road, Unit 1041
Storrs, CT 06269-1041
|Office Location||BUSN 372 (OPIM Suite)|
|Courses||Operations Management, Project Management, Data Visualization, Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM)|