Jim Sturdevant

Board of Trustees – Board Member

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Dr. James (Jim) Sturdevant is the Director of the Master of Business Administration Program at Augustana University. He teaches courses in ethical leadership, creating and executing strategy, and organizational culture and communication. He leads the Augustana Leadership Academy, which is designed to help students build bridges between academics and regional business leaders. Jim earned his Doctorate in Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in 2013.  

Jim has over 43 years of leadership experience in the government, private, non-profit, consulting, and education sectors. He served in science and leadership positions at the U.S. Geological Survey’s EROS Data Center for 28 years and at POET (the biofuels company) for five years. He was the VP for Strategy for Face It TOGETHER, a multi-state addiction care provider for five years. Throughout his career, he was a business consultant and adjunct business instructor for several universities.  

Jim lives in Sioux Falls with his wife, Diane, a retired pharmacist (37 years at Sanford Health). They have two married children, Anna Jankord (Sioux Falls) and David Sturdevant (Milwaukee), and three grandchildren. Jim and Diane love to golf and travel.