Dr. Cash is focused on the combination of the strategic use of information technology in large scale companies and early stage companies that develop software and services for that market. He is a James E. Robison Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Emeritus of the Harvard Business School, where he first joined the faculty in 1976 and retired in 2003.
Jim taught in the major HBS programs, and served as Chairman of Baker Library, Chairman of the MBA program and Chairman of the Harvard Business School Publishing Company at various times during his tenure at the school.He also participates on a number of public, private and not-for-profit boards, including General Electric, Wal-Mart, Chubb, The Boston Celtics, The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, and the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation. In the past he has served on the Boards of Microsoft, Sprint, Scientific Atlanta, State Street Corp, Alcon Labs, Knight Ridder, Tandy (renamed RadioShack), Partners Healthcare, Mass General Hospital, The Gardner Museum and the Museum of Science.
Dr. Cash earned a Ph.D. MIS & Accounting from Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management; a M.S., Computer Science from Purdue University’s Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences; and B.S., Mathematics from Texas Christian University.