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Professor, Management
H.J. Heinz Endowed Chair in Management

Contact Information


  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Arts, Mathematical Economics, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.B.A., Finance, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Arts, Economic Forecasting, University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Business Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

  • Ethical Leadership and Sustainable Learning Organizations
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • Managerial Economics


James Michael Haley, Ph.D., teaches M.B.A. students to develop their own values-based management practice by integrating the study of ethical leadership, strategic management, organizational behavior, corporate and international finance and managerial economics in order to learn how to lead sustainable learning organizations.

Haley has used his executive and entrepreneurial experience and skills restructuring over $1 billion of assets to teach him how to use ethical leadership to strategically transform companies into sustainable learning organizations. His areas of expertise include corporate strategic planning, new business developments, acquisitions and divestitures, and economic and financial forecasting. Prior to Point Park, Haley taught economics and finance at Chatham University, Robert Morris University, DePaul's College of Commerce, and Vanderbilt's Owen School.

Curriculum vitae

Ethical Leadership YouTube Channel

Executive, Entrepreneurial and Consulting Experience

  • Financial consultant, 2002-present
  • President, family's Idaho farm, developed and divested 10,000 acres, 1992-2002
  • Managing partner, raised $10 million for diagnostic and surgery ventures, 1987-1992
  • Senior vice president, repositioned a national hospital chair's $1 billion of assets by advertising services of hospital-based joint ventures with physician partners, 1983-1986
  • Business consultant, identified superior business models for Cigna, Bethlehem Steele, Hospital Management Professionals, and other health care companies, 1981-1983
  • Vice president, sold hospitals worth $45 million of a national hospital chain and directed the planning process of this subsidiary of INA (now Cigna), 1978-1981

Selected Publications

  • "The Simplest Model of Financial Crisis," Global Economy and Finance Journal, Sept. 2010.
  • "How to Normalize Financial Markets," Global Economy and Finance Journal, March 2009.
  • "Economic Dynamics of Work," Strategic Management Journal, 1986.

Selected Presentations

  • "How Monetary Policy Can Cause Forecasting Uncertainty," Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference, Snowbird, Utah, May 2015.
  • "Avoiding Financial Chaos," American Mathematical Society Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 2013.
  • "The Simplest Model of Financial Crisis," Annual American Business Research Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., June 2010.
  • "Making Disney Pixar into a Learning Organization," World Business Institute Conference, New York, N.Y., Sept. 2009.
  • "Possible Evolutions of Financial Markets in a Keynesian Economy," American Mathematical Society Meetings in Washington, D.C., Jan. 2009.
  • "The Simplest Chaotic Model of Financial Crisis," University of Leicester School of Management Conference on Global Trends of Risk Management of Financial Services, Leicester, U.K., 2009.
  • "Testing the Learning Outcome of Teaching Finance and Economics," Teaching Economics Conference, co-sponsored by Irwin/McGraw Hill and Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2008.
  • "How to Normalize Financial Markets," World Business Institute Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2008.

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