Business Directors Message

Business Directors Message

 Dr. Jim Mennie, D.B.A., FIPR Institute Business Director, Florida Polytechnic University Associate Professor, Business Analytics

Meet the FIPR Institute’s Business Director:

Dr. Mennie has been with Florida Polytechnic University since 2015 and is an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics in the Department of Data Science and Business Analytics. He brings ample experience as a business leader and educator to his role teaching business courses at Florida Polytechnic University. Thus far, he has taught 23 distinct business classes some of which included Engineering & Technology Project Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, Intro to Operations, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship Opportunity Analysis.

Dr. Mennie completed his DBA at USF Muma College of Business, and his MBA from Long Island University. He also holds a B.A in Political Science from the State University of New York, College at Oswego. His teaching experience includes working at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, international teaching experience at the Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea, as an adjunct business instructor at Hillsborough Community College.

In addition to his academic responsibilities last summer, Dr. Mennie was appointed to the position of Business Director of the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR Institute) with the expanded purpose of strengthening FIPR’s finances, developing a new strategic plan and implementing it. FIPR has been in existence for over forty years and is the largest repository of phosphate research in the world. He leads a team of research scientists engaged in resolving business challenges in wastewater cleanup, mining beneficiation, recovery of REE’s, and new technology in fertilizer application.

Dr. Mennie has over 35 years of business experience, having owned his own family businesses, as well as having worked for large companies in the New York metro area, from where he relocated to Florida. He has extensive experience in improving a broad range of business operations working with a plethora of Fortune 500 companies.