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James Arnold

Adjunct Faculty

  • Education
  • B.S., Business, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management
    Ed.D., Doctorate in Leadership, University of St. Thomas
    M.B.A., Management and Organizational Development, University of St. Thomas
  • Expertise
  • Business communication, presentation skills, general management.

James K. Arnold, EdD, teaches business communication in the Full-time MBA program, of which he is a founding faculty member. His coursework focuses on verbal communication skills and business presentations. He also coaches graduate and undergraduate teams for local, national and international case competitions.

Arnold especially enjoys teaching and coaching on presentation skills, because it allows him to witness students quickly building talents they can use in different areas of their lives.


  • Rothausen, T. J., Henderson, K. E., Arnold, J. K., & Malshe, A. (2017). Should I stay or should I go? Identity and well-being in sensemaking about retention and turnover. Journal of Management, (43)(7), pp. 2357-2385

  • Academy of Management, Reviewer
  • International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC), Board Member
  • Academy of Management
  • Association for Business Communication
  • Association for Talent Development

  • Consultant, Applause, Inc., (2017 - present)
  • Chairman, Institute for Management Studies, Minneapolis (2002 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Mpls (2000 - present)
  • Founder/ Lead Consultant, Jim Arnold & Company, Minneapolis (1987 - 2010)
  • Adjunct Instructor, St. Mary's University, Minneapolis (1999 - 2000)
  • Director of Marketing, ChartHouse International Learning Corporation, Minneapolis (1996 - 1998)
  • Instructor, Total Benefit Communications, Atlanta (1995 - 1998)