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Jim Hamerly, Ph.D.

College of Business Administration



Jim Hamerly is the dean of the College of Business Administration.  He has over ten years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level, and specializes in undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship.  Jim also serves on numerous Boards of community service organizations, new ventures, and business incubators.

Prior to joining CSUSM, Jim has over thirty years of business experience, fifteen as an entrepreneur, fifteen doing corporate research and venturing in larger corporations including senior executive positions at major corporations such as Xerox, Netscape, and AOL Time-Warner.  He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Jim also holds an M.S. and B.S. in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley and MIT respectively.