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Dr. James Schaffer

Professor of Business Administration

College of Business

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2429


Office: Cunningham Business Center, Room 311B

Office Hours

  • TW: Noon-6 p.m.
  • R: Noon-4 p.m.

Academic Advisor Roles

Management, Organizational Leadership

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Indiana University, Leadership in Higher Education Administration and Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Advanced Graduate Study, Harvard University Administration, Planning and Social Policy
  • M.S., Oklahoma State University, Leadership in Higher Education Administration
  • B.A., Oral Roberts University,¬†Biblical literature and Business Administration

Professional Experience

  • Indiana Tech – Director of Academics & Operations, Indianapolis Campus
  • Indiana Tech – Senior Grant Writer and Director of Career Services
  • Right Management – Vice-President for Professional Services, Indiana Region
  • Bernard James Management Consulting – Owner/Provider of management consulting services
  • Oral Roberts University – Director of Career Services

Selected Publications/Presentations

Recently completed research on the perspectives of HR Professionals regarding Executive Coaching. The title of the publication to be completed in 2014 is “Coaching — What HR Professionals Really Want.

In 2012, after receiving survey results from more than 1,200 leaders, completed the publication titled “Coaching: What Leaders Really Want.”

Have provided more than 45 presentations to regional non-profit, government, for-profit companies and service organizations such as Rotary and Kiwanis on the topics of leadership and personal development in the work place.

Additional Information

Raised in Fort Wayne attending North Side High School. For more than 30 years have provided educational or related professional services in the areas of leadership, executive development, change management, career development and personal development in the work place.

Present research and community service efforts focus on executive coaching, global leadership, and the development of high potential candidates within organizations.