Dr. Scanlan’s extensive industry leadership experience spans 35 years. He began his career as a computer operator and programmer, and rose to the rank of Divisional CIO. He held the Divisional CIO role most recently for six years at MUFG-Union Bank. His experience spans multiple industries, including financial services, outsourcing, and a partner in a technology start-up company. Jim retired from the commercial industry world in January 2017 to pursue his passion of developing the next generation of leaders through teaching full-time.
Jim has spent his career working in a variety of executive roles for companies ranging in size from small start-ups to large IT integrators, such as GMAC Ally Bank. He previously also has held executive level positions at IndyMac Bank, MUFG Union Bank, and Cendant Corporation
Dr. Scanlan has taught undergraduate and graduate classes at Fairleigh Dickinson University, University of Pennsylvania’s Warton School of Business, Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business, and currently at Rowan University Rohrer Scholl of Business. He obtained his doctorate degree in leadership and management from the University of Maryland. He holds a Master of Science degree in Leadership from Thomas Edison State University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Joseph University. Dr. Scanlan is a US Army veteran, served during the Vietnam War.
Dr. Scanlan has written and published articles in a variety of both professional and scholarly journals. The main focus of his articles has been leadership, technology transfer for Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SME), Open innovation (both technology and process) and the management of technology. He is currently a Part-time instructor at Rowan University’s Rohrer School of Business teaching both graduate and undergraduate students. His instructional focus has been Information System Management, Leadership and Management, Strategy, and Decision Science Management.
Jim and his wife Tammy have six children and nine grandchildren. He lives with his wife and youngest daughter in Medford Lakes, NJ. Beyond his passion for teaching and giving back, Jim likes to travel with his family, scuba dive and watching sports.