Dr. Matrecia S.L. James, who came to Jacksonville University in 2005 and was recently appointed the Robert T. Shircliff Professor of Business Ethics, has been named Director of the Davis College of Business Graduate Programs.
James has taught in all of the graduate business programs offered at Jacksonville University, and for the last three years has served as coordinator of the Leadership Development Portfolio, a key component to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
“I am excited to embark upon a new challenge and embrace the opportunity to further enhance the Davis College of Business graduate programs. Planned program growth, increased corporate engagement and high-quality educational experience for all students are my priorities,” James said.
The Davis College of Business plans to add new specialty masters programs to its growing graduate offerings, in addition to the Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) which was established in 2011. The Davis College of Business’ new graduate programs will include a Masters in Business Analytics, Health Care Management and Sport Business to expand the diversity of program offerings on the graduate level.
“Dr. James has been a standout leader who is not afraid to take on new challenges. She has the experience and poise to take our DCOB graduate programs to new heights,” said Dr. Don Capener, Dean of the DCOB.
James added, “Through innovation, teamwork and collegiate collaboration with faculty and staff, we can continue to move forward, taking our academic footprint to higher levels.”
Dr. James has served as Associate Dean since 2013 and led the Davis College of Business through its initial accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2009 and its reaccreditation in 2014. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration studying Organizational Behavior and Human Resources & Behavioral Dynamics from Florida State University and her Masters of Business Education and B.S. in Business Administration from Florida A&M University.
She succeeds Dr. Mohammad Sepheri, who this summer was named Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA) at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.