Faculty Profile

Dr. James F. (Jim) Hoelscher, Assistant Professor of Business

Phone: 865.531.4146
Alt Phone: 312.607.2943
Office: 163 Cedar Bluff

Education and Background

    PhD, Organization and Management, Capella University, 2010

    MBA, Northern Illinois University, 1998

    BBA, Northwood University, 1995

    Licensed State of Illinois Mortgage Loan Originator
    June 2005 – June 2010

    Dr. Hoelscher served for almost 40 years in the U.S. Reserve Forces including duty in the U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Navy Reserve, Illinois Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. This included 10 years of active duty. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2004 in the grade of Colonel as Director, AFMC Transformation Management Office, Wright-Patterson AFB OH. During his long and honorable career, he gained experience in a variety of fields including field communications, transportation, logistics, security clearance adjudication, personnel, and accounting and finance. His civilian career encompassed almost 40 years in the consumer and mortgage lending business and included establishing three mortgage origination entrepreneurial startups in the Chicago area. During this career, he served as Vice President of the consumer-lending department of one of the largest Savings and Loans in Illinois and was partial owner and Chief Executive Officer of a mortgage originator that provided the largest volume of loan product to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) in their second mortgage loan program.

Research and Teaching Areas

    General Management courses including leadership and management, strategic planning, organizational behavior, organizational theory and managerial decision making.

    All aspects surrounding mortgage lending including ethics, regulatory impacts on consumer availability and sub-prime mortgage impacts on economic activity.

Scholarly Highlights