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James Caldwell, Ph. D.

Department of Management

Office:  Dempster Hall 272, MS 5850

Dr. Caldwell is an Associate Professor of Management at the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing at Southeast Missouri State University, where he specializes in business strategy, leadership, and ethics. He joined the faculty in 2009, holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, and an MBA from Willamette University.

James Caldwell has a balanced background of both industry and academic experience. He spent 10 years working in the personal care, software, semi-conductor, and training and development industries. During that time he worked for multi-national corporations including Corel (WordPerfect), Novell, Intel and FranklinCovey.

His primary research interests are in the areas of behavioral ethics, trust, leadership and cross-cultural management.  He has published in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Marketing Management Journal and has also co-authored a book chapter on managerial ethical decision making.  James has presented his research at the, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Ethics Resource Center Fellows Meeting, Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting, and a variety of seminars, research symposia, and colloquia.

Professor Caldwell enjoys getting to know both undergraduate and graduate students.  He teaches courses in strategic management, international business, business ethics, leadership and management.  He has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Caldwell is steadily engaged in consulting.  His focus is on strategic management, leadership, organizational culture, and employee effectiveness.   Some of the industries that he has consulted in include mobile phone, internet broadband and cable, technology transfer, banking, insurance, production and manufacturing.  He has also worked with not-for-profit organizations as well a state and local governments.

He is a member of the Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Society for Business Ethics, Society for Human Resource Management, and Beta Gamma Sigma.

In his spare time, James enjoys traveling, spending time with his wife and four children and almost anything in the outdoors.


Dempster Hall 260
Department of Management
One University Plaza, MS 5850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701