Professor Conley creates and teaches courses on Innovation Management, Product Development, Intellectual Capital Management, and Intangibles Management in general to both graduate students and executive education audiences.

He has adopted all coursework to online, in-person, or via a hybrid teaching format. During the global pandemic, he used distance learning technologies to teach student and executive audiences across the globe in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Beyond Northwestern, he serves on the visiting faculty of Kellogg partner institutions such as the Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management at the WHU in GERMAN, and has served at the Schulich School of Business at York University in CANADA, and at the Keio University Business School in JAPAN. From 1994 to 2000, he served as the General Electric Foundation Professor and the Pentair-Nugent Professor of Manufacturing and Business Leadership.


James with a class of 50+ students in Lisbon Dec 2021

James with academic colleagues in Lisbon Dec 2021