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2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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Dr. Jim Mirabella

Dr. James Mirabella

Assoc Professor DSIM

Davis College of Business

Email address  jmirabe@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7905
Resume or CV  CV
Office location  Davis College of Business, 134

James Mirabella received his B.S. in Operations Research from the  U. S. Air Force Academy, his M.B.A. from Auburn University, and his  D.B.A. in Management from Nova Southeastern University. His  teaching interests are in Operations Management, Statistics, and  Quantitative Analysis. His areas of research interests include Operations Management, TQM, Human Resources, and Teaching & Learning. His experience includes nine years in the U.S. Air Force in Logistics and Analysis, nine years in the corporate sector in Marketing Research and Quality, three years in academics as a director of research, and twenty years of adjunct teaching in statistics and research.

Dr. Jim Mirabella has been with Jacksonville University since 1998 when he joined the inaugural ADP faculty as an adjunct and has since become full-time in 2008. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen, and his 9-year old son, Sean (whom they homeschool). Jim and his son are members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Fellowship of Christian Magicians, and they both enjoy performing Gospel magic, and Jim likes to use magic when teaching. He has written and directed many plays and enjoys leading the drama ministry at his church, and loves to travel (mostly cruising) as well as playing & watching sports.


  • DBA - Management, Nova Southeastern University
  • MBA - Business Administration, Auburn University
  • M.S. - Statistics, University of North Florida
  • B.S. - Operations Research, U.S. Air Force Academy

Teaching Interests

Operations Management, Statistics, Quantitative Analysis, Research Methods

Recent Scholarship & Research

Operations Management, TQM, HR, Teaching & Learning

Button, S., Arbogast, G. and Mirabella, J. (2014). “The impact of corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) on U.S. automakers.” Journal of Management and Engineering Integration.

Barrow, L., Kolberg, S., Mirabella, J. & Roter, A. (2013). “Are Rational Self-Interested Leadership Behaviors Contributing to the Workplace Bullying Phenomenon in Canada and the United States?” American Journal of Industrial and Business Management.

Perez, J. & Mirabella, J. (2013). “The relationship between leadership practices and restaurant employee turnover.” International Journal of Accounting Information Science & Leadership, 6(18).


This is not a comprehensive list.

  • PPOL 521: Statistics and Research Methods in Public Policy