Dale G. Caldwell is the executive director of the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He leads the institute’s efforts to support, promote and research entrepreneurship with a special focus on family, veteran and student entrepreneurship. Caldwell’s research focus is on the relationship between the “entrepreneurial mindset” or “EMindset” and innovation in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
He is the founder of Family Business Week and the Black Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Caldwell is also the chief executive officer of Strategic Influence, LLC. This entrepreneurial organization uses the “intelligent influence” framework that he created to provide strategy, operations, coaching, business development and leadership training to clients.
Caldwell earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton, a master’s in business administration in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate in education administration from Seton Hall University. He also completed the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in State and Local Government program and the Rutgers Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance program. He is an accomplished athlete who has completed three marathons and received national rankings in the United States in duathlon, tennis and triathlon.