Jim Westerman, Ph.D.


Advisory Board - Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Professor of Management, James E. Holshouser Distinguished Professor in Ethics

Jim’s research and consulting focus on sustainability, ethics, organizational behavior, and human resource management. His research includes over 40 peer-reviewed articles which have appeared in the Journal of Organizational Behavior; Academy of Management Learning and Education; Group and Organization Management; Journal of Business and Psychology; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management; Journal of Management Education; International Journal of Selection and Assessment; Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal; Journal of Managerial Issues; Business Ethics: A European Review; International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development; Environment, Development, and Sustainability; Learning and Individual Differences; Career Development International; Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education; Journal of the Academy of Business Education; Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship; International Journal of Management Education; Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion; Journal of Business, Peace, and Sustainable Development; International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation; and the Journal of Business Communication, among others.

Jim authored the book Person-Organization Fit: Effects on Employee Attitudes and Behavior, and has a book currently under contract with Oxford University Press (Organizational Communication (coauthored)). He also currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management Review.

Jim’s research has appeared in popular press outlets including The Harvard Business Review (print, online, and podcast), Bloomberg Businessweek, Toronto Star, ABC News, and the Raleigh News-Observer, among others. His consulting and presentation clients have included Grant Thornton LLP, RSM McGladrey, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Ajilon Professional Staffing, Transportation Insight, Eye Care Associates, the National Association of Real Estate Companies, the Medical Group Managers Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Triad Accounts Payable Professionals Group, the Nevada Society of CPAs, North Carolina Treasury Management Association, the Catawba Valley Institute of Management Accountants, the NC Institute of Management Accountants, the Professional Association for Supply Chain and Operations Management, among others.

Jim received a Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the “Appalachian State University College of Business Teacher of the Year” award, the “Appalachian State University College of Business Researcher of the Year” award, and the “University of Nevada, Reno College of Business Researcher of the Year” award. He also received the “Best Paper in Management Education” award at the Academy of Management annual meeting, has been published in the “Best Paper Proceedings” multiple times, and is a three-time “Best Paper Finalist” at the Western Academy of Management. Jim served as the “Daggett Professor of Management” endowed chair from 2008 – 2012, and “Deans Club Professor” endowed chair from 2012-2014. He also participated in the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership program at Harvard University.

Jim lives in Boone, North Carolina with his wife Jennifer, two children (Ansel and Iris), three dogs (Doonie, Darby, and Lyra), and two cats (Nova and Jupiter).

Jim Westerman, Ph.D.
James E. Holshouser Distinguished Professor in Ethics
PhD Management, University of Colorado at Boulder
MBA, Florida State University
BS Finance, Florida State University