September 7, 2012
MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University recently announced the addition of Preston James as assistant professor in the Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management department. James began teaching this fall.
Dr. Lance Lewis, academic dean at Northwood University, comments, “I’m delighted to welcome Professor James to our faculty. He brings significant academic, legal and industry experience that will enhance a program that already has much strength.”
James earned a B.A. from Emporia State University in Emporia, KS, along with a M.B.A. and Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas. He has a wealth of experience in athlete representation and sports marketing along with significant teaching experience. James has previously taught at William Penn University, Northampton Community College and Scottsdale Community College.
Outside of the workplace, James has volunteered with the American Cancer Society and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He was also awarded the “Who’s Who Among American Law Students” recognition in 1997, 1998 and 1999; Omega Psi Phi “Man of the Year” in the eighth district in 1996 and 1998; and the “Outstanding Young Men of America honor” in 1998.
James has represented Olympic and professional athletes in contract negotiations and corporate endorsements. He is currently a senior advisor to the Ugandan National Lacrosse Team. James is originally from New York City, NY.
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Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.