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Jim Leaman

DEPARTMENT: Master in Business Administration

POSITION: Department Chair, Assoc Prof

DEPARTMENT: Business & Leadership

POSITION: Department Chair, Assoc Prof

DEPARTMENT: MA in Organizational Leadership

POSITION: Associate Professor

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | CC 206C

PHONE: (540) 432-4152

EMAIL: james.leaman@emu.edu

James M. Leaman, Ph.D., chairs the Department of Business and Leadership, where he teaches undergraduate courses in management, finance and economics, and graduate courses in organizational and leadership studies. Industry experience includes both private business and nonprofit administration, including 12 years of service with an international non-governmental organization (INGO) in Kenya. Academic preparation includes a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs, a master’s degree in Public Administration, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and computer science. The perspective Jim adds to his field is analyzing and teaching about the role and impact of business and organizations within ecological limits and dynamic social systems, resulting in an integrated lens of sustainability, stewardship and justice.


BS, Eastern Mennonite University (Business Administration & Computer Science with Minor in Mathematics)
MA, James Madison University (Public Administration)
PHD, University of Pittsburgh (Public and International Affairs)

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