Tien James


Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Tien James joined The School of Business at Portland State University in Management in 2004 after transitioning out of the field of medicine.  She teaches a mixture of face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online undergraduate courses, including: Organizational Design and Change, Team Processes, and Business Environment. Tien is the Faculty Director of the Business Honors Program and the course coordinator for Business Environment.

Prior to teaching, Tien practiced medicine as a Family Physician from 1991 to 1999 at a rural health clinic in mid-Missouri, and then served as co-owner and Office Manager of her medical practice in the Florida Keys from 1999-2002.  In 2002, she relocated to Oregon and made the decision to leave medicine and start a new career.

Education
  • D.O.
    University of Health Sciences
  • MBA
    William Woods University