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Faculty Profile

James A. Stikeleather M.B.A., D.B.A.

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Adjunct Faculty Member

  • Teaching Area

    Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare Administration

  • Education

    University of South Florida – Doctor of Business Administration; University of South Florida – Masters of Business Administration; Texas Christian University – Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Honors Program)

  • Campus Location

    5000 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bradenton, FL 34211
    Phone: (941) 405-1556


Dr. James A. Stikeleather is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the DHA program at the LECOM School of Health Services Administration. Dr. Stikeleather provides graduate instruction in technology, information, systems, business models, change management, and governance. His research interests revolve around how the technological capabilities of the 4th Industrial Revolution such as machine intelligence, autonomous devices, the internet of things, ubiquitous connectivity, and the changes they enable will affect individuals, businesses, and society. Before becoming a professor, he held numerous executive positions including Chief Innovation Officer at Dell, Chief Technology Officer at Perot Systems, Chief Technology Officer at MeadWestvaco New Ventures, as well as being a successful serial entrepreneur with one company reaching 36th on the Inc. 500. He is the author of several books including “Next Generation Computing” and “Business Innovation in the Cloud”. He is a noted international speaker and has presented at MIT, Harvard, NCSU, NASA, JPL, SLIC, and Oak Ridge on innovation, analytics, creativity, and application of advanced technologies. He has also authored articles on the subject of future business delivery models in the Harvard Business Review, Cognitive World, Computerworld and Object Magazine. He holds several patents, and is an inducted member of the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Stikeleather also has served on several corporate and not-for-profit boards, most recently on the Board of Trustees of the University of South Florida.