How to juggle improv, singing, and teaching b-school

  • June 8, 2017
  • By Melody Walker
  • 1 minute read

The Belleville News-Democrat features a profile (with video) on Jim Mourey, BSBA’05, who was recently honored during Olin’s Celebration Weekend as an Emerging Leader. Mourey is a multi-talented assistant marketing professor at DePaul University in Chicago. He is musical director for the Uptones, a Chicago-based singing group, and hones his improv and comedic writing skills at the world-renowned Second City. He also finds time to teach marketing at a business school in France and takes his DePaul students to Paris in depth study of the luxury consumer brand market.

Mourey, a first-generation college student, thought he wanted to pursue finance and accounting at Olin, but his creative side discovered better synergies in marketing. He earned his doctorate at the University of Michigan.

“I made a promise to myself that no matter what I did professionally, I would always continue singing and acting,” said Mourey, 34, told The Belleville News-Democrat, his hometown newspaper.

I’ve always been passionate about performing. There’s an energy you get when you’re on stage. It’s a thrill, and when you have creative outlets, it gives you balance, and I think that’s important.

—Jim Mourey

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