Dr. James Lancaster


  • Doctor of Education, Higher Education Administration, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1985.
  • Masters of Art, American History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1974
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, concentration in Asian Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1972
  • Certified Trainer, Ethical Fitness, Institute for Global Ethics, Camden Maine, 1999
  • Certificate in Arts Management, University of Georgia, Athens, 1978

Teaching Experiences

  • HPC 5190 - Helping Skills in Student Affairs Practice
  • HPC 5410 - Introduction to Student Affairs
  • HPC 5536 - Comparative Systems: the United Kingdom
  • HPC 5751 - Ethics and Law in Professional Practice
  • HPC 6410 - Student Development Administration
  • HPC 5840 - Human Relations & Interactions

Select Publications

  • Lancaster, J.M., Ed. (2006). "Exercising Power with Wisdom-Bridging legal and ethical practice with intention". Asheville, NC: College Administration Publications.
  • "Ethics and Professional Practice", ASJA Training Manual chapter, in press.
  • Cooper, D.L & Lancaster, J.M., Ed. (1998). Beyond law and policy: reaffirming the role of student affairs. New Directions in Student Services, 82.

Select Presentations

  • "Ethical Survival: framing a personal and professional dialogue with intention", invited address* to Association for Student Judicial Affairs International Conference, Clearwater Florida, February 2006.
  • "Ethical communities: A journey and a destination", the Gerald L. Saddlemire Lecture, Friday, October 22, 2004, Bowling Green State University.
  • "Ethical Success: The Journey and the Destination." Keynote Address, Georgia College Personnel Association, Jekyll Island, Georgia, February 2004.

Service Positions

  • International Studies and Activities Committee

Professional Affiliations & Organizations

  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA)
  • Center for Academic Integrity (CAI)
  • Institute for Global Ethics (IGE)
  • Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA)

Hobbies & Interests

  • Music, including guitar and banjo
  • Landscape gardening
  • Home improvement and DIY projects
  • Travel, international and domestic, with family and friends
Title: Professor
Department: Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling, Student Affairs Administration Program

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6055

Office address
334C College of Education
Boone, NC 28608-2037