Academic Advisors

Providing the Best in Business Education

To achieve our mission of providing our members with the best in business education, the LIASB collaborates with major academic institutions on Long Island for the latest in academic advising and market research. Our advisors share our passion and support of small business owners and we are honored and thank them for their time and efforts.

                      MCGOWAN, JAMES

Executive Director of Off Campus Administration

Adelphi University


James has been with Adelphi University since 2002. He provides supervision and academic oversight to the University’s extension centers and off campus programs, including the Manhattan Center, Hauppauge Center, Hudson Valley Center, Huntington Chamber of Commerce MBA program, Catholic Health Services MBA programs, and several others. Jim is determined to make AdelphiUniversity more visible in the community as well as becoming a contributor to partnerships in business, education, health care and human services. He is an active member of the Hauppauge Industrial Association, Long Island Association, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Queens Chamber of Commerce and Greater New York Chamber of Commerce. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the MacArthur Business Alliance and the Huntington Chamber of Commerce as well as being a former Trustee for the Long Island Works Coalition. Prior to working at Adelphi, Jim worked for Mercy College in Westchester County for over 15 years as Manager of Operations for Extension Centers. Jim has worked previously for the US Dept of Health and Human Services and EEOC as well as over 10 years as a Ground Service Supervisor for British Airways.