Jim Lacey 

Associate Professor and Academic Director

Ph.D., Economics/Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Union Institute and University
M.A., Economics, Northeastern University
M.S., Management, Lesley University
B.A., American Studies, Merrimack College

Dr. James “Jim” Lacey is an associate professor and academic director in the Doctor of Arts in Leadership Program. Prior to joining the DA core faculty, he supported the Franklin Pierce DA and MBA programs on a part-time basis, where he developed and taught courses, including in the MBA program with Luhansk University, Ukraine. Jim previously taught undergraduate economics and business courses, and was involved in the design and implementation of general education curricula. Jim’s interdisciplinary dissertation research was on postmodern economics and he has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Economics Honor Society.

Before moving to teaching, Jim worked in the high-technology industry in organizations such as Bell Laboratories. His business experience includes finance, marketing, consulting, operations, and industrial research. Beyond the applied research projects he conducted in industry, Jim is the author of several articles, and his current research interests include methodologies for future research and the application of the theory of complex adaptive systems to game theory. During the summer of 2006, he attended the “New Kind of Science” Summer School at Brown University, where he conducted research in game theory. As a reviewer, Jim has provided input into the widely used economics text by Bradley Schiller and to upcoming edition of the interdisciplinary research text by Allen Repko, used extensively in the DA Program.

Courses Taught:

Organizational Planning
Scenario Planning & Game Theory
Research Methods
Inferential Statistics
Doctoral Seminar

In addition to serving on dissertation committees as a chair/advisor or reader, he also advises dissertation students in research methods and statistics.

Jim Lacey