Dr Dale G Caldwell, ED, Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Dr Dale G Caldwell, ED, Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Panel Moderator

Dr. Dale G. Caldwell is the executive director of the FDU Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is the author of the books “Intelligent Influence: The 4 Steps of Highly Successful Leaders and Organizations” and “School To Work To Success.” 

Dr. Caldwell’s research focus is on Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship and Public Policyand Intelligent Influence. He has more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and 20 years of experience as a management consultant and executive coach. 

His professional background includes roles as the CEO of Strategic Influence LLC, a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting, deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and executive director of the Newark Alliance. 

Dr. Caldwell has lectured or taught college courses at Grenoble Ecole de Management, New York University and Rutgers University.

Dr. Caldwell graduated from Princeton University with a degree in economics, received an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and earned an Ed.D. 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 University Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance program.


The mission of the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is to support, promote and research family, veteran and student entrepreneurship. Over the last 29 years, the Institute has been at the forefront of developments in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. It has attracted to Fairleigh Dickinson’s New Jersey campuses speakers of national renown. The Institute has celebrated locally-grown globally successful companies while raising financial support for students wishing to obtain an education in business and entrepreneurship.