Jim Nichols

Jim Nichols, D.B.A.

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Associate Professor of Business
Department:  Business & Sport Management

Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University
Masters in Business Administration, University of Dallas
Doctor of Business Administration, Anderson University

American Management Association, Christian Business Faculty Association.

Classes Taught:
Management; Social Entrepreneurship; Marketing; International Business

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Cast all your cares upon Him for He cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7

Before Crown:
I worked in the corporate sector for more than 30 years, including domestic and international sales and marketing, small business ownership and corporate planning. Prior to launching my teaching profession, I spent 12 years as a small business owner serving the education and craft industries.

What You Enjoy Most About Teaching at Crown:
The best part of teaching is working with students and experiencing moments when the “light bulb” goes on.

How You Define “Academic Excellence”:
The hallmark of academic excellence is the ability to teach students to think critically about a problem and strategize potential solutions.

What Students Say About Your Classes:
Dr. Nichols intentionally integrates the Word into his course curriculum and works hard to see that business and ministry co-exist so students can make a tremendous impact in a lost world. He has a heart for students, and is “no-nonsense” when it comes to work, yet likes to have fun in class. Dr. Nichols mentors his students to not only see what the Lord is doing, but to engage with Him where He is doing Kingdom work.

Published Works:

  • “Escalation of Commitment and Entrepreneurship: Losing Perspective.” Business Journal for Entrepreneurs 2012:1, 2012.
  • Salience of Faith: The Role of Religious Values and Practices on Strategic Decision-Making of Christian Business Owners. Anderson University, 2010.