Weller Academic Building, Third Floor
61 Sever Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Professor of Management and Economics
Office Location: Fleming Hall
Jay C. Lacke, MBA, M.A., Ph.D., has an extensive background in business administration education. Before joining Becker College as a professor of management and economics, he held positions at DeSales University as an assistant professor of business—where he taught undergraduate and MBA-level courses in finance, management, marketing, and sports management—and as the director of the sports management program.
Dr. Lacke is credited for launching the sports management program at Daniel Webster College, where he was an associate professor of business and chair of the business management division. He has also held faculty positions at the University of Maine at Augusta, University of Southern Maine, Lehigh University, Fairfield University, and Guilford College, where he taught courses in marketing, management, leadership, money and banking, economics, and corporate social responsibility, among others.
Since joining Becker College in 2007, Dr. Lacke has served as director of online learning, chair of the business department, and professor of business. His research interests focus on behavioral economics and business ethics. Dr. Lacke earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in economics from Lehigh University, an MBA in marketing from Columbia University, and a doctorate in economics from University of New Hampshire.
“Operating Profits and Team Valuations in Professional Sport,” International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES), Quebec City, October 2003
“The Effect of Winning on Ticket Prices in Minor League Baseball,” IAES, Quebec City, Canada, October 2003
“Variable Pricing in Collegiate Sports,” IAES, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2001
“Geeks vs Physiocrats II: The Ethics of Financial Derivatives,” presented at the Bentley University Center for Business Ethics annual meeting, 1995
“Profiting from Virtue: Business Ethics, Authentic Leadership, and Professional Education,” Salesian Spirituality Essay Contest (winner), the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture, DeSales University, January 2004.
“Clued In: Quality Management in Business Programs,” Another View, the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture, DeSales University, 2003.
“Geeks vs Physiocrats II: The Ethics of Financial Derivatives,” The Ethics of Accounting and Finance: Trust, Responsibility and Control, Michael Hoffman, Judith Kamm, Robert Frederick, and Edward Petry, eds., Quorum Books (Westport, Connecticut), 1996.
“Worker Participation and the Relationship Between Business and Education,” The Maine Scholar, Vol. 6, Autumn 1993, pp.167-72.
“Criminal Liability of Corporate Management for Environmental Impact and its Economic Consequences,” Proceedings of the Colloquium in Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, University of New Hampshire, December 1992.
Full-length articles in the Maine Sunday Telegram and Portland Press Herald (daily), as well as Maine Times magazine, 1984-86.