Dwayne K. Buttler serves as a Professor and the first Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication at the University of Louisville, University Libraries. Much of his work focuses on the complex interrelationship of copyright law, licensing, and activities at the core of the university and library mission-teaching, learning, and scholarly communication.
Professor Buttler earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and holds a BA in Telecommunications from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Before joining the University of Louisville faculty in early 2002, Dwayne served IU for over a decade in roles including Senior Copyright Analyst at the Copyright Management Center and Director of Information Science at the Advanced Research & Technology Institute.
Professor Buttler has published writings on copyright in higher education, including co-editing and authoring an article for a "perspectives" edition of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS) on fair use and contributing to Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators, Chicago, IL: ALA Editions, 2000, authored by Kenneth D. Crews with contributions from Dwayne K. Buttler.
Dwayne also teaches in other areas of intellectual property and mass communication law as an adjunct at the University of Louisville, and he conducts numerous invited presentations on copyright for broad audiences of administrators, faculty, librarians, and scholars in the library and the higher education community.