Julie Straub, EdD, Senior Executive Director, Division of Professional Studies; Robert J. Padgett, PhD, Director and Faculty Lead, Master of Data Analytics; Robyn Brown, M.Ed., Senior Director of Extended Learning
Affiliate Faculty - MS Data Analytics
Prachi Arora, PhD; Francis Bowen, PhD; Caleb A. Class, PhD, PharmD; Ankur Gupta, PhD; Thomas Hanson, PhD; Chad Knoderer, PharmD; Mauricio Melgarejo Duran, PhD; Robert J. Padgett, PhD;Mohammad Shaha Patwary, PhD; Janaina Siegler, MBA; Chi Zhang, PhD
Affiliate Faculty - Professional Education
Susan Adamson, PhD; Hilary Buttrick, JD; Craig Caldwell, PhD; Steven Dolvin, PhD; Kelli Esteves, EdD; Thomas Faulconer, JD; Ryan Flessner, PhD; Shelly Furuness, PhD; Catherine Pangan, EdD; Kathy A. Paulson Gjerde, PhD
Adjunct Faculty - MS Data Analytics
Brian Castille, BS; Hazem Elewa, PhD; Jonathan Nowacki, MBA
Adjunct Faculty - Professional Education
Maggie Bergamini, BA.; Cathy Chamberlaine, MBA; William Gulley, MBA; Cathy Hartman, MS; Amanda Huffman, MS; Sarah Kazmiercak, MS; Ali Mailloux, MS; Dan McQuiston, PhD; Sally Perkins, PhD; Diane Pike, MA; Michelle Rupenthall, PhD; Nicholas Smarrelli, MA; Shelbi Smeathers, MS
Butler’s Division of Professional Studies (DPS) was established to serve the needs of adult and online learners through degree, certificate, and non-degree programs. DPS also helps organizations achieve their employee training and development goals through the creation of custom programs tailored to an organization’s needs.
DPS programs have significant market appeal and are highly distinctive in the higher education space, providing opportunities for students to gain new knowledge, skills, and expertise employers not only value but need, to remain competitive in the ever-changing business environment.
Butler University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
Butler University Professional Education offers courses, certificates and customized programs to individuals and organizations. Our custom programs are designed with the customer - and their goals - in mind. Butler University Professional Education aims to help organizations transform their thinking to achieve both immediate and long-term success.
Certificate programs span a number of different topics and are designed to help an individual enhance their skillset and advance their career. The current portfolio of programs for individuals includes:
- Butler Insurance Academy
- Cyber Risk Management Certificate
- Enterprise Risk Management Certificate
- Insurance and Securities Licensure and Test Prep
- CFP Test Prep Certificate
- Foundations in Business Certificate
- Teacher-Led Teacher Education
- Early Childhood Educator Certificate
- Coaching as a Mentality course
- Design Thinking Certificate