Erika James
Dean, Goizueta Business School
Emory University

Erika James was appointed John H. Harland Dean of Goizueta Business School on May 19, 2014.

Prior to this prestigious appointment, James served as Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at the Darden Graduate School of Business (Virginia). She introduced the Women's Leadership Program at Darden, which has the top-ranked faculty for open enrollment programs (Financial Times, 2014).

Erika’s Background

She has served on the faculties of Tulane University, Emory University, and Harvard University, where she has taught courses in Organizational Behavior and  Power and Leadership. Erika also specializes in Crisis Leadership. Dr. James’ research focuses on leadership, with a particular emphasis on leadership during crises. Her work explores the competencies necessary to lead organizations throughout the life cycle of a business crisis, and emphasizes how firm leaders come to realize and manifest opportunities from crises.

Dr. James is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Management. She consults in the areas of decision-making under pressure, workplace diversity, and building workplace trust. James is a published researcher, award-winning educator, admired administrator, regarded speaker and proven consultant. Her expertise in workplace diversity and crisis leadership has led to recognition in scholarly journals and mainstream media.

Born in Bermuda, James grew up in Texas and completed her undergraduate work at Pomona College (Calif.). While fulfilling coursework James started in the field of organizational psychology and pursued an M.A. and Ph.D. in the subject at the University of Michigan.

Learn More about Erika

Erika brings to the table a vast knowledge in crisis leadership and management. To learn more about Erika and her background, click here to view her webpage. Also, feel free to reach out to Erika on LinkedIn.  

More Information on the 2015 Partners in Business Ethics Conference:

Corporations are continually searching for new ways to incorporate business ethics and integrity in the modern day workplace. With that being said, they are concerned that business schools are not graduating students with the understanding nor educational experiences necessary to solve complexethical issues in business as they arise. What will Partners in Business Ethics do to help solve this issue? The conference will provide the rare opportunity for corporate leaders to play a key role in discussing and defining the business ethics education provided at the top schools around the world.