James Lyneis

Senior Lecturer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. James Lyneis is a Visiting Senior Lecturer at MIT, teaching System Dynamics and System and Project Management. His research interests include applications of system dynamics to project management, business strategy, and economics. From 2002 to 2011, he was a Professor of Practice in the Social Science and Policy Studies Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he taught system dynamics and economics.

Prior to joining the WPI faculty, Dr. Lyneis worked for 25 years in the Business Dynamics Practice of PA Consulting Group (formerly known as Pugh-Roberts Associates). He was General Manager for Pugh-Robert’s European office from 1988 - 1990. At Pugh-Roberts, he specialized in the application of system dynamics techniques to business strategy, market analysis, project management, and management training, and worked in the telecommunications, electric utility, aerospace, and financial services industries.

Prior to consulting, Dr. Lyneis was an Assistant Professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is author of the book Corporate Planning and Policy Design: A System Dynamics Approach, as well as numerous journal articles. Dr. Lyneis has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Management from MIT.