Jim Black has been on the faculty at Johnson since 1987 and is Professor and Chair of the Business/Economics Department. He teaches courses in Accounting, Computer Software, Personal Finance, and Management.
Jim founded Software Seminars Inc. which provides training to a number of corporations and government agencies. He also worked in the telecommunications industry in strategic planning and long-range forecasting.
Dr. Black received his Ph.D. in Systems Science, M.S. in Mathematics, and B.S. in Psychology at Portland State University. He was on the faculty at the University of Connecticut, School of Business Administration where he taught Information Technology and Quantitative Methods. His current areas of interest are: Entrepreneurship, Workforce Development and Leadership. His academic specializations are: Entrepreneurship, Systems Approach to problem-solving, Programming Languages, and Quantitative Analysis.
His passions include teaching, motorcycles, and economic development.