James Wacker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business, Program Coordinator of the Master of Science in Management and Leadership (MSML)

  • Ph.D., Management, Walden University
  • MBA, International Business , Northcentral University
  • MBA, University of South Carolina
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University
  • BS, Physics, State University of New York at Albany

Dr. Wacker’s focus in the classroom is workplace readiness by leveraging foundational business aspects with practical applications to ensure students have a robust skillset, aligned with market needs. With over 25 years of industry experience in technical and leadership roles at Fortune 50 companies, Dr. Wacker challenges students to think critically to solve complex problems through interactive engagement, similar to a consultant charged with growing an organization’s effectiveness. He began working at Coker in 2018.

Awards: 2019/2020 Coker University Master Professor Award
2022/2023 Coker University Innovation in Teaching Award

Publications: Litton, E., Wacker, J. Paired Courses: Using Liberal Arts to Improve Business Education. Humanistic Management Journal volume J 5, 231–249 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41463-020-00090-x

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