Trevor James

Trevor James
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Teaches: A wide range of courses, including those in biblical studies, ethics, faith and business, marketing, and organizational management
At North Park since: 1999

Trevor oversees the business administration as well as organizational management and leadership majors. “I firmly believe in the mission and vision of North Park and the School of Professional Studies,” he says. “We truly care about our students, and we celebrate in their accomplishments and help them in their struggles.” He strives to make each of his classes engaging and energizing. “I try not to just teach the material, but make it applicable for the students, so that they are able to use what they learned in the classroom the very next day at work or in their daily lives,” Trevor says.

He has an extensive background in higher and adult education, as well as marketing, management, and HR experience in both the nonprofit and public sectors. He has worked for companies such as North Shore Healthcare and J. Walter Thompson, one of the largest and most successful advertising firms in the world.

Trevor received master’s degrees in business administration and theological studies from North Park, along with academic certificates in human resources and marketing. He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in leadership for the advancement of learning and service in higher education at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.


  • “Faith in Leadership;” North Park University’s 2012 Student Diversity Leadership Conference
  • “Using an Adult Core Sequence to Increase Academic Success and Retention;” IACBE Conference
  • “Church Administration and Leadership;” Chicago Reload Urban Youth Workers Conference
  • “Nonprofit Marketing;” Greater Chicago Food Depository Event
"Students use what they learned in the classroom the next day at work or in their daily lives."