James Arnold

Adjunct Faculty, Management

jkarnold@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4112

A.B.D., Doctorate in Leadership - Expected December 2010, University of St. Thomas
B.S., Business, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management
M.B.A., , University of St. Thomas

See publications in UST Research Online

Jim Arnold is a communications professor in the Full-time UST MBA program, with primary responsibility as professor for Applied Verbal Communication Skills Labs. He is a founding faculty member of the Full-time UST MBA program.

Arnold also coaches student teams in presenting at national and international case competitions. He conducts research in public speaking anxiety and various organizational behavior topics.

Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
ACCT 780 - 711 Professional Communication See Details * *
Description of course Professional Communication : CRN: 30408
This course examines effective communication techniques with a particular emphasis on the accounting profession. Students will expand their knowledge of spoken, listening, visual and nonverbal communication skills in a business environment. The ethical dimensions of business communications will also be analyzed.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
TMH 3541245-1545M - - - - - -
TMH 3541430-1700M - - - - - -
Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 663 - 115 Applied Communication Lab I See Details * *
Description of course Applied Communication Lab I : CRN: 42999
Registration is restricted to Full-time MBA students only. In this series of labs, students will learn to effectively communicate in a business and organizational setting. Topics include business writing, oral communications, electronic communications including e-mail and the Web, and business presentation skills. Ethical and international aspects of communications are discussed. Each lab will be attached to a core course and all presentations and major papers in that course will be used to demonstrate and practice these communications skills. The content of such papers and presentations will be graded by the respective course instructor. However, the communications aspect of these papers and presentations will be graded separately by the communications instructor and included in the grade for the communication lab.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
TMH 3540800-120011 Sep '15
TMH 3540800-120018 Sep '15
TMH 3540800-120002 Oct '15
TMH 3540800-120006 Nov '15
TMH 3540800-120020 Nov '15
MGMT 663 - 116 Applied Communication Lab I See Details * *
Description of course Applied Communication Lab I : CRN: 43000
Registration is restricted to Full-time MBA students only. In this series of labs, students will learn to effectively communicate in a business and organizational setting. Topics include business writing, oral communications, electronic communications including e-mail and the Web, and business presentation skills. Ethical and international aspects of communications are discussed. Each lab will be attached to a core course and all presentations and major papers in that course will be used to demonstrate and practice these communications skills. The content of such papers and presentations will be graded by the respective course instructor. However, the communications aspect of these papers and presentations will be graded separately by the communications instructor and included in the grade for the communication lab.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
TMH 3530800-120011 Sep '15
TMH 3530800-120018 Sep '15
TMH 3530800-120002 Oct '15
TMH 3530800-120006 Nov '15
TMH 3530800-120020 Nov '15
J-Term 2016 Courses
J-Term 2016 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
Academic and Professional Positions
  • Chairman, Institute for Management Studies, Minneapolis (2002 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Mpls (2000 - present)
  • Founder/ Lead Consultant, Jim Arnold & Company, Minneapolis (1987 - 2010)
  • Adjunct Instructor, St. Mary's University, Minneapolis (1999 - 2000)
  • Director of Marketing, ChartHouse International Learning Corporation, Minneapolis (1996 - 1998)
  • Instructor, Total Benefit Communications, Atlanta (1995 - 1998)
  • Senior Copywriter/ Account Team, Loyalty Marketing Division, Carlson Marketing Group, Minneapolis (1986 - 1987)
  • Copywriting Director, Piper Jaffray & Companies, Minneapolis (1985 - 1986)
  • Securities Analyst, Piper Jaffray & Companies, Minneapolis (1983 - 1985)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management
  • American Society for Training & Development
  • Association for Business Communication

Professional Service
  • Academy of Management, Reviewer

Publications
  • Rothausen, T. J., Henderson, K. E., Arnold, J. K., & Malshe, A. (forthcoming). Should I stay or should I go? Identity and well-being in sensemaking about retention and turnover. Journal of Management,

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Communication
  • Leadership

Presentations
  • "Emotional and physical strain and identity cycles in voluntary turnover" SIOP - Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA, April 01, 2012
  • "Emotional and physical strain and identity cycles in voluntary turnover" SIOP - Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA, April 01, 2012
  • "The iterative assessment model of voluntary turnover: content, process, identity & work life." Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 01, 2010
  • "Powerfull PowerPoints: Making what they see, what they get" UST -Center for Business Excellence - Physicians Leadership, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2009
  • "Client acquisition and retention strategies in a new economy" Institute for Management Studies, San Francisco, California, January 01, 2008
  • "Best practices in seminar production" Institute for Management Studies, San Diego, California, January 01, 2006
  • "Action learning: Recommendations on new chapter initiatives" American Society for Training & Development ASTD, Washington, District of Columbia, January 01, 2001