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James Servi


Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, UW-Stevens Point (2020-present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, UW-Stevens Point (2019-2020)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Northcentral Technical College (2012-2020)
  • Adjunct Professor, Lakeland College (2014-2015)
  • Teaching Assistant, Michigan Technological University (2004-2005)
  • Substitute Teacher, Houghton County School District (2004-2005)

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Cultural Dimensions
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Wellness

Professional Experience

  • Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army/Army Reserve (2005-present)
  • Author/Journalist (2012-present)
  • Founder/President, JAMPS Strategic Development, LLC (2014-present)
  • Chairman, Town of Hamburg (2015-2019)



  • Adviser, Integrated Planning Advisory Council (2020-present)


  • Summit League/Emerging Leaders, Marathon County United Way (2014-present)
  • Little League Coach, Merrill Area Baseball (2014-present)
  • Lifetime Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (2016-present)
  • Primary Member, Marathon County Board of Adjustment (2018-present)

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Academy of Management (2018-Present)

Presentations and Publications

  • United States Co-Investigator for GLOBE 2020 ( – Shifting cultural dimensions / National cultural and interpersonal trust relationship / Cultural dimensions and leadership preferences in the Middle East and Africa / Leadership perceptions by gender and culture

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Best advice you ever received?

The Platinum Rule – treat others as they want to be treated

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I’m doing exactly what I wanted to do when I grew up, now I just want to keep getting better at it.

Favorite Quote?

“Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.”
–Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld (This was the quote my wife and I used when I was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan)

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

I’m proud of the collaboration of our department and the continual focus on helping students succeed.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Connecting with students and helping them achieve their dreams.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Work hard and smart, but always make sure you take the time out to enjoy the moments.

James Servi
Assistant Professor - Management

413 College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Business Management
Oklahoma State University, 2021

M.B.A. in Business Management
UW-Oshkosh, 2013

B.S. in Applied Ecology and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University, 2005