James Bort is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri - Columbia. His research interests include personal well-being, the entrepreneurial workforce, crowdfunding, and computational social science which are all largely inspired by his experiences as an early stage employee, entrepreneur, and musician. His work has received several awards including best papers at the Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division, and the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
James received his PhD in Business Administration from Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. His dissertation focused on the job satisfaction of employees as new ventures grow and evolve. During his time at Syracuse, James taught the flagship introduction to entrepreneurship course and was recognized for his instruction methods by the Whitman School of Management (Torpey Teaching Award) and the Syracuse University Graduate School (Outstanding Teaching Assistant). Prior to his Ph.D, James had a ten-year career in information technology and launching his own ventures.
Ph.D, Syracuse University; MBA, Syracuse University; B.S. Computer Science, SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Dr. Torpey Teaching Award, Whitman School of Management, 2019; Syracuse University Outstanding Teaching/Research Assistant, 2019; Best Paper, 15th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, 2018