Dr. James Mason joins the Business Management Department as Assistant Professor of Business Management. An up-and-coming scholar, James helped to develop the emerging field of social enterprise systems engineering, as evidenced in his dissertation: Social Enterprise Systems Engineering: A Development Intervention Paradigm.
His innovative work has the potential to help Lesley integrate business, expressive therapies, creative writing, and education across social enterprises large and small and globally. James brings an eclectic background to this effort. Following a career as a trendsetting R&B/Jazz musician—guitarist and keyboardist, who has not only produced a solo funk album but also has 36 music credits attributed to his work—he spent the next 20 years as a high-level strategist and program manager on mission-critical Human Capital, Process Improvement, and Organization Development initiatives at the New York Stock Exchange, Panasonic North America, and for diverse private clients.
James's research objective is to develop insights and practices that support advances in the quality of life among populations in low-income economies—through the application of cutting-edge management and technology to diverse entrepreneurial endeavors.
He holds a PhD in Socio-Technical Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from The Johnson School at Cornell University