Dr. James Schaap

Dr. James (Jamy) Schaap


Dr. James I. Schaap, or “Jamy” as he likes to be called, has over 25 years of international business management experience in the areas of leadership and strategic planning, accounting and finance, forecasting and budgeting, corporate training, operations, and marketing. He spent 16 of those years working for a market-leading foreign multinational firm. He is also a management consultant, specializing in strategic management, and has worked for the largest consulting firm in Northern Nevada. Additionally, Dr. Schaap is a former certified professional consultant to management (CPCM) and a former certified business counselor (CBC).

Dr. Schaap has more than 38 years of experience in adjunct university teaching, specializing in strategic management and policy, organizational leadership, International management, marketing management, business communications, and changing business environments. He was a co-founder, pioneer, and former board member at The Center for Logistics Management, College of Business, University of Nevada, Reno, where he taught for more than 24 years. He is also passionate about providing much-needed graduate education to professionals who cannot attend traditional, classroom educational programs.

Dr. Schaap is adept in business writing, public speaking, facilitating, and developing the five-step strategic planning process. He has written numerous business plans, a variety of training manuals, and many policies and procedures. He has also published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, specifically in the business field. Dr. Schaap is a former Marine Corps corporal and a Vietnam veteran and has published a book about his firsthand combat experiences in Vietnam titled, “Vietnam: My War – Five Decades Later.”

He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fielding Graduate University, an MBA from Pepperdine University, an M.A. in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge.