Professor James Dana


Professor Dana suffered a major stroke following brain surgery to treat a giant fusiform brain aneurysm in 1996.  He is able to walk with a cane or walker, but often uses a wheelchair or motorized scooter.  In addition to being physically disabled, he has Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA), a neurologic disorder, which, loosely speaking, is characterized by exaggerated emotional responses.

MBA Program

Professor Dana teaches business strategy and managerial economics in the MBA program in Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

PhD Program in Applied Economics

The Department of Economics at Northeastern offers a PhD program in Applied Economics which trains students for careers in the fields of industrial organization and labor economics. If you think you might be interested in the program please contact Professor Dana or the Department of Economics graduate program coordinator.


Professor Dana is married to Kathryn Spier, the Domenico de Sole Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.  They have one son, James (or Jamie) who is an undergraduate at Harvard University.

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