James French

Senior Lecturer, Management & Organizations
  • Phone 617-353-4671
  • Office 616
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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James F. French is a human resources professional with over 30 years experience in business, government and politics. He has taught Organizational Behavior at Boston University since 2003 and in January 2012 Jim joined the Questrom School of Business faculty full-time as a lecturer and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2016. In addition to teaching Organizational Behavior, Jim currently teaches Career Management and Global Ethics for the MBA program.  Prior to joining BU full-time, he was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Hill Holliday Advertising in Boston. Jim has held senior human resource positions at Progress Software, Comverse Telecommunications and Polaroid Corporation. He worked for former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis for eight years. In the Dukakis Administration, Jim was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Training and as the governor's personnel director. He has worked on numerous political campaigns including two presidential campaigns. Jim was also the board chair for Cardinal Cushing Centers in Hanover, Massachusetts and Saint Paul School in Hingham, Massachusetts.

  • MBA, Boston University Questrom School of Business, 1998
    Awards and Honors
  • 2018, Certificate of Appreciation, BU Women's Soccer