Matt Waller publishes book for business school leaders

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Matt Waller, dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, has published “The Dean’s List: Leading a Modern Business School.”

A University of Arkansas news release Monday (Aug. 16) describes the book as a compilation of lessons learned during Waller’s tenure as the dean of Walton College.

“My goal for this book is to shorten the learning curve for anyone who is or wants to be the dean of a business school,” Waller said in a statement. “I hope the lessons I’ve learned about leading a college of business will equip other leaders, especially those who lead or aspire to lead a business school.”

Waller became Walton College dean in 2016 and started a second five-year term July 1 this year.

In the book, Waller and co-author Stephen Caldwell provide tools and insights on how to effectively lead a business school and influence both internal and external audiences. According to the release, they outline the goals, strategy, tactics and the method for making decisions as a dean of a business school.

Caldwell is the founder and chief word architect for WordBuilders Communications in Fayetteville. He has written and edited for newspapers, magazines and websites for more than 30 years.

The book is available to buy at