Jim Joseph became dean of the Madden School of Business in March 2014. Prior to assuming the permanent deanship, Jim served as incoming dean of the Madden School, where he played a major role in the development of several initiatives for the school, including the co-founding of the Global Jesuit Case Series, the recruitment of the Arrupe Program in Social Ethics for Business, moving the Family Business Center to Le Moyne, and the creation of the Madden Mentors program (over 100 mentors). In an effort to globalize the Madden School of Business, Jim has negotiated six (6) collaboration agreements with fellow Jesuit universities around the world (Loyola College of Chennai, India; St. Aloysius University of Mangalore, India; ESADE in Barcelona, Spain; Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City; and Unisinos of Porto Alegre, Brazil. Finally, Dean Joseph has negotiated “4+1” partnerships with SU’s Maxwell School, Cornell’s Statler School, and SUNY-ESF.
Jim returned to his alma mater in January 2012 when he became the inaugural executive-in-residence (EIR) for the Madden School. As EIR, Jim wrote, lectured, mentored, and created strategic alliances with major universities both regionally and around the world. He represented Le Moyne at the 2012 International Association of Jesuit Business Schools Global Forum in Barcelona, Spain.
Prior to coming to Le Moyne, he was at Oneida Ltd., the number one tabletop brand in North America and one of the world’s largest designers, marketers, and distributors of housewares products. Since joining Oneida in 1988, Jim served in a variety of positions, including senior vice president and managing director of Oneida International (which included time in Mexico City and London), and executive vice president, worldwide sales and marketing. He was named president and chief executive officer of the company in 2006.
A 1983 Le Moyne graduate, Jim holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and was named a Presidential Fellow following graduation. He is a lifetime member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. He serves on the boards of the International Housewares Charity Foundation, the Everson Museum and the Central New York Food Bank.