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James E. Macdonald, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Macdonald has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the legal education industry

James E. Macdonald was named an Emeritus Professor by Weber State upon his retirement in 2015.

    OGDEN, UT, December 07, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present James E. Macdonald, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Macdonald celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Macdonald attended Indiana University as a graduate student in philosophy in 1972 and served there as a Teaching Assistant until 1975, at which time he moved to Indianapolis and began teaching his own courses in philosophy at the Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) joint campus. He taught there as an Adjunct Professor until 1981 while also attending Indiana University Law School in Indianapolis until his graduation in 1981, at which time he began work for a year as a lawyer for the Legal Aid Society. In 1982 he accepted an appointment as an Assistant Professor at Weber State University (WSU) in Ogden, UT, where he taught until his retirement in 2015. He was promoted there through the academic ranks from Assistant to Associate Professor, and was made a full Professor of Business Administration in 1990.He was named an Emeritus Professor by Weber State upon his retirement in 2015. It was during his time at WSU that he served on the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and also served as Chairman of the Appointment, Promotion, Academic Freedom Committee for the university. His specialty is in business law, but he has also taught business ethics, philosophy, and economics alongside the law.

Dr. Macdonald earned a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Illinois University in 1972. He then attended Indiana University to obtain four additional degrees, including a Master of Arts from the History and Philosophy of Science Department, a Doctor of Philosophy (based on a translation and commentary on a work by 19th century German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche) from the Philosophy Department, Master of Business Administration, and Doctor of Jurisprudence, sequentially. He was admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana in 1981 and the state of Utah seven years later, and served as president of the Rocky Mountain Business Law Association in 1986, as well as a member of the American Business Law Association. He has also contributed numerous articles to professional journals and is listed in the eighth edition of Who's Who in American Law and the 23rd and 24th editions of Who's Who in the West.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, James E. Macdonald, Ph.D., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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