Stapleton is the Executive Director of the
Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Assistant
Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Donald L.
Harrison College of Business at Southeast
Missouri State University.
James considers himself a serial entrepreneur, constantly seeking
venues to create value from limited resources to make the most of opportunities.
He enjoyed 10 years of successful business creation and development experience
in retail, apparel design, information technology, and telecommunication
industries. He believes that entrepreneurship is a way of life that leads to
successful individuals, communities, and regions.