Dr. Klingler is a 1968 graduate of Bucknell University where he majored in Economics. After a stint as an officer in the U.S. Navy he enrolled in the graduate program at Temple University and received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations in 1985. He has been on the faculty at Villanova since September of 1979.
In recent years Dr. Klingler's teaching efforts have been focused on the dynamic field of Entrepreneurship.
Dr. Klingler's research interests are in the areas of organizational culture and change. He has also published in the area of apprenticeship. Currently he is working on writing in the area of entrepreneurial ethics. In his spare time, Jim is a founding member of the Philadelphia Jug Band and longtime volunteer with the Philadelphia Folksong Society and Philadelphia Folk Festival.