Walsh College

Faculty Details

James McHann

James C. McHann Ph.D.

  • Title
  • Professor, Strategy and Management
  • Education
  • Phone
  • (248) 823-1233
  • Fax
  • (248) 823-0920
  • Brief Description

  • Dr. James McHann serves as Professor of Strategy and Management at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan, where he teaches courses in the areas of strategic management, organizational development and change, the evolution of economic and management thought, and building organizational value through knowledge and intellectual capital. Recognizing the impact of his teaching, Dr. McHann was nominated for a U.S. Professor of the Year award in 2013.

    In 2014, Dr. McHann served as a Fulbright Scholar in India, where he gave a series of lectures on strategic management and human capital development in the College of Commerce and Management Sciences at Berhampur University, Odisha, India, and at the University of Calcutta and at Globsyn Business School in West Bengal, India. In 2011, he served as Visiting Scholar in strategy and organization in the School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

    Dr. McHann completed Postdoctoral studies in management at the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He earned a Ph.D. from King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, in the field of philosophical hermeneutics (the theory of how human beings understand meaning communicated across time, languages and cultures). He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with emphases in strategy and global marketing.

    Dr. McHann has over 15 years of general management experience at the president & CEO level, including successful service as the president of two institutions of higher education, and he has done management consulting work for organizations as diverse as General Motors and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. He has lived and worked in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

    Postdoc: A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University
    PhD: King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
    MBA: Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
    ThM: Dallas Theological Seminary
    BA: Mississippi College

    Last updated: June 2016