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Dale Caldwell, Ph.D.

Panelist: The Future of Black Tennis

Dr. Dale G. Caldwell is an adjunct professor and the executive director of the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). He is also the host of the TV show Family Business World () and the Founder of the Dale Caldwell Foundation ().

Dr. Caldwell is the co-author of the book Tennis in New York with Nancy McShea and the founder of the New York Open pro tennis tournament at the historic West Side Tennis Club in 2013. He is also a Lifetime Member of the American Tennis Association (ATA) and the United States Tennis Association. Dr. Caldwell has the distinction of being the first African American to serve as the President of a USTA Section (Eastern) and later as a member of the USTA Board of Directors. He is an accomplished athlete who has completed three marathons and received rankings both sectionally and nationally in the ATA and the USTA. Dr. Caldwell is the founder of the Black Tennis Hall of Fame, the Black Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and the Black Inventors Hall of Fame ().

He earned a BA in Economics from Princeton University, an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate in Education Administration from Seton Hall University. Dr. Caldwell is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC) who 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 active volunteer in education who has been president of the New Brunswick Board of Education and the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey and was named New Jersey School Board Member of the Year in 2009.