James Guthrie, Ph.D

James Guthrie.

Dr. James Guthrie is Dr. Robert Guthrie’s son and a special guest speaker this year.  He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Kansas School of Business.  He received his B.A. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1979, his MBA from SUNY-Buffalo in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1989.  During his nearly 40 years of teaching he taught scores of undergraduate, masters, doctoral students and working professionals.  His teaching reflected his research interests:  How best to manage people to improve both the employee experience and firm success.  He has published widely, is highly cited and his work has been discussed in a variety of media outlets (e.g., NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, etc.). Dr. Guthrie’s personal odyssey involving his daughter’s rare genetic condition connected him with his father’s research on an individual level.