James K. Weeks
Dean, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
James K. Weeks is a professor of Information Systems and Operations Management and dean of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Professor Weeks earned his BA from Methodist College, his MBA from East Carolina University, and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. Since then he has taught undergraduate, MBA, and executive development courses at the University of Delaware and at UNCG.
Under his leadership as dean, the Bryan School has expanded international programs and activities, expanded degree offerings including two Ph.D. programs, established the Office of Business and Economics Research, and increased its endowment funding by five fold. The internationalization of the Bryan School includes the establishment of a Center for Global Business Education and Research, an undergraduate degree in international business studies, a dual MBA degree program with a non-U.S. business school, and bilateral agreements for student and faculty exchanges with fifteen non-U.S. business schools. In addition, Dean Weeks has traveled abroad to negotiate exchange and joint program agreements and as a member of state-wide trade missions. The Bryan School offers the only Accounting Information Systems, MS in Information Technology and Management (MSITM), post-MBA Certificate in Information Technology Management, and Ph.D. in Information Systems programs in North Carolina.
His major professional interests are in the areas of operations management. He has published numerous articles and a book and has given many presentations on operations, materials and manufacturing management. He has been recognized nationally for his research and has received national and regional recognition from professional associations for his service to the profession.
He has consulted with major corporations and has conducted numerous seminars and management development programs throughout the nation for a variety of universities and business organizations. His management development seminars and consulting have been primarily in the areas of manufacturing strategy, world-class competitiveness, materials management (including Just-In-Time), and strategic planning. He also has served as an expert witness and consultant for several legal firms.