Strategic Management
International Management
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


Corporate Governance
Board of Directors 
Top Management Teams
Mergers & Acquisitions

Ph.D. - 2009, Florida State University
B.S. - 2001, University of Georgia

Sample Publications

2014: Mergers and acquisitions: Termination fees and acquisition deal completion. Journal of Managerial Issues, 26(1): 44-54. Butler, F.C., & Sauska, P.

2013: Do resources matter? Organizational outcomes following downsizing. Journal of Management, 26(1): 2009-2038. Norman, P.M., Butler, F.C., & Ranft, A.L. 

2012: Examining the effects of acquired top management team turnover on firm performance: A meta-analysis. Journal of Managerial Issues 24(1): 47-60. Butler, F.C., Perryman, A.A., & Ranft, A.L.

2012: Examining the dimensionality, reliability, and construct validity of firm financial performance. Strategic Management Review, 6(1): 57-74. Butler, F.C., Martin, J.A., Perryman, A.A., & Upson, J.W.

2011: An upper echelon view of Good to Great: Principles for behavioral integration in the top management team.Journal of Leadership Studies, 5(2): 89-97. Evans, R., & Butler, F.C. 

2011: Understanding clawbacks: Relevant information for CPAs. Tennessee CPA Journal, 56(5): 20-23. Reprinted in The Kentucky CPA Journal 6: 10-11. Holt, T., & Butler, F.C.

2011: A review of theoretical and empirical progress in understanding the post-acquisition integration process and suggestions for future directions. Handbook of Strategy Process Research, edited by Franz Kellerman & Pietro Mazzola. Ranft, A.L., Butler, F.C., & Sexton, J.

2010: When the CEO is ill: Keeping quiet or going public? Business Horizons, 53(5): 21-29. Perryman, A.A., Butler, F.C., Martin, J.A., & Ferris, G.R.

Professional Activities and Memberships
Academy of Management
Southern Management Association
Strategic Management Society

Honors and Awards
Think Achieve Faculty Award (2014) 
UTC Dean's Merit for Faculty Achievement (2012, 2014) 
Summerfield Johnston Research Award (2011)