Dwayne Butler

Senior Management Scientist, RAND Corporation

Dwayne Butler is a senior management scientist at the RAND Corporation and professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His areas of substantive knowledge or experience include leadership; human capital management; organizational theory; educational theory, with particular focus on adult and continuing education; strategic planning; strategic communications; vocational psychology; diversity and inclusion; and financial literacy education of military and minority communities. He is also experienced in military strategy, policy, and operations; military sustainment and logistics; product life cycle management; the defense industry; and homeland security and emergency management.

His current research focuses on organizational theory, diversity and inclusion, military strategy, product life cycle management, human capital strategy, homeland security and emergency management, and logistics for both special operations and conventional military forces. He has published on leadership, adult education, human capital management, all aspects of military strategy, and all aspects of homeland security and emergency response. As an Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veteran, prior to joining RAND, he was a career military officer with wide-ranging key leadership and staff tours that included platoon through battalion level command assignments, an assistant professor of military science at his alma mater of Rutgers University, and a speechwriter for the 35th Chief of Staff of the Army.

Butler received an Ed.D. and a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in economics from Rutgers University. He also has a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from Capella University and an M.S. in administration from Central Michigan University.

Location: New Alexandria, Virginia, United States