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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. Jim teaches undergraduate courses primarily in the areas of economics and organizational management, MBA courses in the area of nonprofit leadership, and he advises the university’s Investment Club. His teaching and research interests lie in the interrelated areas of international development, global political economy, and public policy, all within an overall and integrated perspective of 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 inaugural 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
- Board Member, Bright Kids Uganda Foundation (March 2012 – present).
- Board Member, Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Mennonite Economic Development Association (July 2007 – present).
- Board Member, Members Financial Services, a CUSO of PVFCU (August 2008 – present).
- Administration and Stewardship Commission, Park View Mennonite Church (July 2008 – present).
- Creation Care Council, Chair, Park View Mennonite Church (July 2009 – present).
- American Economic Association (AEA)
- Society for International Development (SID)
- Academy of Management (AOM)
- Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA)
- 2012 Economic Forecast, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, Harrisonburg, VA (April 2012)
- Teaching Economics: Instruction and Classroom Based Research Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (February 2012)
- Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA) Annual convention, Lancaster, PA (November 2011)
- (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, considering M.S. in Organizational Leadership (2012 – present)
- TCK Club Advisor (2011 – present)
- Faculty Scholarship Committee (2010 – present)
- QEP Implementation Team (2010 – present)
- ADCP Admissions Committee (2009 – present)
- “Religion, Spirituality, Corruption and Development” presentation in PXD 585 International Development (April 2012)
- “Ruling Ideas in Economics” in HONRS 111 Ruling Ideas Seminar (November 2011)