James Cash, Jr., Ph.D.

James E. Robison Professor & Senior Associate Dean, Emeritus, Harvard Business School

James Cash, Jr., Ph.D., is Emeritus James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University Business School, where he served from July 1976 to October 2003. Dr. Cash also served as chairman of the MBA program and the senior associate dean and chairman of HBS Publishing while at the Harvard. He serves as a director of The Chubb Corporation, General Electric Company, Wal-Mart, Microsoft Corporation and is an LP in Banner 17 - the LLC that owns the Boston Celtics.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Texas Christian University; a Master of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University’s Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Accounting from Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management.


Dr. Cash’s other activities have included serving as a Trustee or Overseer for non-profit organizations such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners Healthcare, the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation and The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. He has worked with many companies and governments around the world in both consulting and teaching assignments. He regularly convenes meetings of CIOs and business executives to whom the CIO reports, in invitation-only programs offered by The Cash Catalyst.