James Lemoine is an Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his BS in Agricultural Economics from Louisiana State University. His research and teaching specialize in the areas of leadership and motivation, including emphases on organizational citizenship, creativity, gender, informal and non-hierarchical leadership, and servant leadership. Jim is the author of several articles published in outlets such as the Harvard Business Review and Journal of Applied Psychology, and has written one book, Business Defined. He has presented and received awards for his research at meetings of the Academy of Management and Southern Management Association.
Prior to his return to academia, Jim spent 12 years in business, consulting, and entrepreneurship, working for organizations such as the Schwan Food Company, TRI Leadership Resources, and AT&T. He is a former president of the Louisiana FFA Alumni Association and a past presenter at the Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service.