McCallum was the Wisconsin Governor 2001-03 after serving at Lt. Governor for 14 years, and in the State Senate for 10 years prior to that.
He has his B.A. from Macalester College, M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and is completing his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
From 2005-2015 McCallum was President & CEO of the Aidmatrix Foundation. Under his leadership they grew from a regional nonprofit organization to one of the world’s largest technology providers to the humanitarian sector, working with over 32,000 clients on 5 continents.
McCallum has been on faculty at the University of Wisconsin – Madison since 2009, teaching in the BioTechnology M.S. program in the School of Medicine and Public Health. At the same time, he is presently leading a project to identify potential employees for innovation and match with business needs in the knowledge economy. He is published and has presented throughout the world on humanitarian technology. He also represents Health Care and Technology companies in establishing collaborative projects. His academic research continues to provide insights of the technology revolution impact upon the global economy.
Governor McCallum is Counsel for International and Domestic Government Relations for Hamilton Advisory in Washington, D.C. He serves as International Board member for the Polish Alliance for Innovation Foundation based in Warsaw and as advisor to the India Centre Foundation based in Delhi.
McCallum has received many awards for his use of technology to advance humanitarian issues, including the 21st Century Achievement Award for “visionary use of information technology to promote positive social economic and educational change” and a “true hero of the information age.” (Computerworld). Government Technology Magazine named McCallum to the “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers” in US Technology, March 2013. In 2017, he served as an expert reviewer on technology and smart city proposals for the National Science Foundation.