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Jim Sanford

Email
sanfordj@gvsu.edu

Title
Professor

Office
3105 L. William Seidman Center

Phone
616-331-7457

Department
Management

Biography

James Sanford is a Professor in the Management Department where he teaches the legal environment of business, ethics, sustainability, and international law. He has published in several journals including the Journal of Legal Studies in Business, the Midwest Law Review, the Journal of Legal Studies Education, and the Michigan Bar Journal. His focus is on teaching in the classroom where he has been recognized with several teaching awards including the GVSU award for Outstanding Teacher, the GVSU Student Award for Faculty Excellence, and the GVSU Outstanding Educator Award from GVSU Alumni.

Education

  • JD, Law, Indiana University. (1973).
  • BS, Accounting, Indiana University. (1969)

Teaching Areas

  • business organizations & regulation
  • sustainability & ethics
  • secured transactions & bankruptcy

                     

Publications

  • 2017 - Sanford, James and Jones-Rikkers, Catherine / “Triple Bottom Line (3BL) and Sustainability:  A Major Change in Corporate Management, Decision Science Institute, Midwest Region, 2017 Proceedings
  • 2016 - Jones-Rikkers, Catherine and Sanford, James / “Including Discussions of Sustainability and Ethics in the Introduction to Business Classroom”  Mountain-Plains Business Education Journal, Fall   2016
  • 2015 - Kumar, Ashok, Sanford, James, Stecke, Kathryn, Piller, Frank / “Pedagogical Guidance to Analyze the Innovation Business Solutions Case” Operations Management Education Review, Vol. 9, p. 39—48

Services

  • University Conduct Pool . Judicial Hearing Board member  (2006 to present)
  • Seidman / Michigan State Law School Leap committee Chair  (2007 to present)
  • Seidman Teaching Learning Committee Chair (2017 to 2018)

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