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Nik Butz


Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Sentry Insurance Endowed Chair of Business Analytics Associate Professor – Management (2022-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Management, UW-Stevens Point (2016-2022)
  • Full-Time Instructor of Management, University of North Dakota (2015-2016)



  • At-Large Member, School of Business and Economics Executive Committee (2020-present)
  • Presenter, View Point Days (2017-present)


  • Member, Portage County Business Council (2016-present)

Professional Memberships

  • Board Member, Society for Case Research (2014-present)
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma (2012-present)
  • Member, Sigma Iota Epsilon (2011-present)
  • Member, Sigma Beta Delta (2009-present)

Presentations and Publications

  • Butz, N. T., Stupnisky, R. H., Pekrun, R., Jensen, J. L., & Harsell, D. M. (2016). The impact of emotions on student achievement in synchronous hybrid business and public administration programs: A longitudinal test of control-value theory. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 14(4), 441-474.

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

“The Art of Statistics” by David Spiegelhalter

Best advice you ever received?

Find a job you love, because if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Honestly, a professor

Favorite Quote?

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.” – Will Rogers

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

That we are so collegial. We have high standards for achievement. Everyone of the faculty members genuinely cares about our students.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

The opportunity to have a positive impact on someone’s life.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Make your time in our department your own. Pursue your curiosities, be entrepreneurial, and have fun while doing it!


Nik Butz
Sentry Insurance Endowed Chair of Business Analytics
Associate Professor - Management
Faculty Adviser - UWSP Ski and Snowboard Club

406 College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Business Administration for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
University of North Dakota, 2015

University of North Dakota, 2012

B.S. in Business Education, Secondary Education
Dickinson State University, 2010


BUS 375 - Advanced Spreadsheet Applications
BUS 370 - Management Information Systems
BUS 327 - Managing Global Organizations
BUS 326 - Organizational Theory
DS 700 - Foundations of Data Science
BUS 750 - Applied Data Analytics in Business Leadership
BUS 752 - Data Mining Methods for Business Leaders