Dr. John Sibley Butler
Professor John Sibley Butler holds the Gale Chair in Entrepreneurship and Small Business in the Graduate School of Business (Department of Management). He is the Director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Institute for Innovation, Creativity and Capital (IC2). His research is in the areas of organizational behavior and new venture development. For the last eight summers Professor Butler has occupied the Distinguished Visiting Professor position at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo Japan, and this year holds the
same status at Peking University in China.
Professor Butler has served as a consultant for many firms, as well as the U.S. Military and is a decorated Vietnam Veteran. He is one of the distinguished professors who composed the Advisory Team of Governor George Bush’s 2000 Presidential Campaign. At this time he is a Management Consultant for State Farm Insurance Companies, with corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois. His books and monographs include Framework for Research on Leadership, Cohesion, and Values; Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Among Black Americans: A Reconsideration of Race and Economics; All That We Can Be: Black Leadership and Racial Integration the Army Way (with Charles C. Moskos – winner
of the Washington Monthly Best Book Award); and Immigrant and Minority Entrepreneurship: The Continuous Rebirth of American Communities (with George Kozmetsky, forthcoming).
Professor Butler received his undergraduate education from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.