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Jim Leaman in the news:
James M. Leaman, Ph.D., is an EMU alum, having graduated with majors in business administration and computer science. After gaining several years’ experience in business management in the local region, Jim enrolled at James Madison University where he earned a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) focusing on nonprofit management and administration. For the next 12 years Jim worked in missions and business in Kenya, providing educational and operational leadership and management with an international non-governmental organization (NGO). Prior to joining the EMU faculty Jim earned a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to directing the MBA program, Jim teaches MBA courses in the areas of organizational leadership and nonprofit management, as well as undergraduate courses primarily in the areas of economics, organizational management, international relations, and sustainability.
- Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2009
- M.P.A., James Madison University, 1990
- B.S., Eastern Mennonite University, 1986
- Leaman, James M. (2012), “Toward Restorative Leadership”, Papers and Proceedings of the inaugural Annual Conference on Sustainability in Business, Issued December, 2012.
- Leaman, James M. (2012), “Student Discovery and Active Learning in Economics: Autonomy, Position Papers and Student Debate Yield Engaged, Transformative Learning”, Papers and Proceedings of the Twenty Third Annual Teaching Economics Conference, May issue 2012.
- Leaman, James M. (2011), “Why are Gas Prices so Low?”, The Mennonite, May Issue 2011, 05/01/11.
- Leaman, James M. (2010), “Management: Current Practices and New Directions”, Book Review in Christian Business Academy Review (CBAR), Spring Issue 2010, vol. V, no. 1.
- Toward Restorative Leadership, Plenary Presentation at the Conference on Sustainability in Business, Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipur Campus), Jaipur, India, December, 2012.
- Commentary on the Macro Economy of the United States, Annual Conference of Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), Niagara, ON, Canada, November, 2012.
- Autonomy, Position Papers and Student Debate Yield Engaged, Transformative Learning, The 23rd Annual Conference for Teaching Economics: Instruction and Classroom Based Research, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA, February, 2012.
- Speaker at Climate Action Alliance of the Valley event on Solar PV: “Solar PV for Churches” (February, 2012).
- Numerous speaking and facilitation engagements; available as resource or for speaking on the following topics:
– Voluntary Gas Tax for organizations
– Creation Care for organizations
– Solar PV for organizations
– Sustainability solutions
- Board Member, Bright Kids Uganda Foundation (March 2012 – present).
- Board Member, Members Financial Services, a CUSO of PVFCU (2008 – present).
- Board Member, Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Mennonite Economic Development Association (2007 – 2013).
- Administration and Stewardship Commission, Park View Mennonite Church (2008 – present).
- Creation Care Council, Chair, Park View Mennonite Church (2009 – present).
- American Economic Association (AEA)
- Society for International Development (SID)
- Academy of Management (AOM)
- Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA)
- Conference on Sustainability in Business, Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipur Campus), Jaipur, India (December 2012)
- Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA) Annual convention, Niagara, ON, Canada (November 2012)
- 2012 Economic Forecast, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, Harrisonburg, VA (April 2012)
- Teaching Economics: Instruction and Classroom Based Research Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (February 2012)
- (ECON 201) Survey of Economics (Fall 2009)
- (ECON 211) Principles of Microeconomics (Spring 2007)
- (ECON 212) Principles of Macroeconomics (Fall 2006)
- (ECON 300) Environmental Economics (Fall 2012)
- (ECON 311) Contemporary Economic Issues (Spring 2008)
- (ECON 401) Development Economics (Fall 2006)
- (BUAD 221) Principles of Management (Fall 2008)
- (BUAD 471) Business Plan Capstone (Fall 2010)
- (POL 311) International Relations (Fall 2009)
- (FIN 289) Investment Club (Fall 2008)
- (MBA 648) Project Management & Grant Writing (Summer 2009)
- (MBA 638) Finance & Accounting for Nonprofit Executives (Fall 2010)
- (PUAD 653) Ethics and International NGOs (Summer 2011)
- (HONRS 312) Honors Colloquium: How should I live as one of seven billion people in the finite space of planet earth? (Spring 2013)
- Leadership Advisory Committee for M.S. in Organizational Leadership (2012 – present)
- TCK Club Advisor (2011 – present)
- Creation Care Council (2012 – present)
- Faculty Scholarship Committee (2010 – 2013)
- QEP Implementation Team (2010 – 2012)
- ADCP Admissions Committee (2009 – 2012)
- Numerous speaking engagements in classes, panel discussions, on the following topics:
– Public sector corruption (on development)
– Environmental economics
– Market economics