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James LaurieInstructor, Business
Full-time

MBA, Finance, Southern Illinois University

BS, Accounting, College of New Jersey

e-mail: jkl5@psu.edu
Phone: 610-396-6158
Office: 330 Gaige Building

Profile:

Mr. Laurie became a full-time faculty member in 2006 upon retirement from a global Fortune 200 corporation. He is Co-Chair of the Berks 2008-2014 Strategic Plan, member of the Campus Advisory Board, Business Program and Entrepreneurship Advisory Boards and Chair of the Student Enterprise Award Committee. He was an adjunct faculty member at Berks for eighteen years and received the Outstanding Part-Time Teaching Award.

Mr. Laurie teaches International Business, Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Estate Planning, Contemporary Business Skills and First Year Seminar. He collaborated with the Campus Center for Learning & Technology in developing an interactive game wherein a player's ultimate profitability is dependent on randomized changes in exchange rates, consumer demand, competition and tariffs.

Mr. Laurie brings "real world" business perspective to students. The last 17 years of his corporate career were managing over $3 billion of assets for retirement plans. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with several years of experience in public accounting, internal audit and forensic accounting. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force in computer systems development. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest recognition a business student can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.