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Karen Elaine James Louisiana State University, Shreveport

Dr. Karen E. James is a professor of Marketing and Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing at Louisiana State University Shreveport, where she holds the Joe and Abby Averett Professorship in Business. Dr. James earned both her DBA (1994) and MBA (1987) degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She also received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University in Mass Communication after completing a double major in Public Relations and Radio and Television Production. Dr. James has extensive consulting experience, including health care marketing and focus group moderation consulting. She has created numerous educational supplements for various publishers and teaches marketing research on a regular basis. Her writings have been published in the Business Communication Quarterly, The Journal of Marketing Management, Services Marketing Quarterly, the Higher Education Management and Policy Journal, and the Journal of Education for Business and Marketing Management, among others.