Jim Senese - Faculty & Adjuncts

Jim Senese, PhD

Jim Senese, PhD
Assistant Professor of Management
College of Business
Management and Marketing
918-631-2941 Helmerich Hall Room 303C


PhD – University of Oklahoma MBA – University of San Francisco BS – Bryant University


Before joining the faculty of the Collins College of Business, James Senese held the positions of vice president of strategy management and vice president, training development and continuous improvement at the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. Prior to Dollar Thrifty, he served as director of quality improvement and in several other management positions at National Car Rental System, Inc. Senese was chosen by the United States Department of Commerce to serve on the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award examiner team and by the Oklahoma State Quality Foundation to serve as an examiner and later a judge for the State of Oklahoma quality competitions. At TU, Senese primarily teaches strategic management courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He also continues his study of business strategy and mergers and acquisition. Senese's extensive executive experience in addition to his educational background provides him with unique preparation for teaching and research in these key business areas.

Teaching Interests

Organizational Leadership
Mergers and Acquisitions



  • Qualitative Case Study of Arrow Trucking – Draft.


  • Senese J. Managing Post-Merger Corporate Culture. 2007.

Courses Taught

  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
  • Principles of Management

Professional Affiliations

  • The Academy of Management
  • The Strategic Management Society

Awards & Honors

  • MVP
  • Mayo Teaching Excellence award
  • Nominated for CCB Excellence in Teaching Award — 2018