Mistaken Identity

Like many people, I’ve set up email alerts for various search phrases, to keep up with mentions elsewhere of myself, this blog, the Atlantic Council, and a handful of research subjects that I keep up with. Occasionally, this produces some amusing results, like this one I received overnight:

NATIONAL BLACK MBA ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

[…]

James, Joyner, Norris, Roach and Wyche join Immediate Past Chairman Alvin Brown, an advisor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign . . .

I don’t even have an MBA.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. Bithead says:

    Man, I didn’t know you were black…

  2. William d'Inger says:

    While it is not amusing per se, your name is involved with another coincidence.

    In December of 2006, I attended one James Joyner’s funeral where I met his cousin also named James Joyner. A quick Google search on “James Joyner” when I got home is how I found OTB.

    You Joyners must be a prolificate bunch.

  3. Be fruitful and multiply someone once said.

  4. James Joyner says:

    In December of 2006, I attended one James Joyner’s funeral where I met his cousin also named James Joyner.

    I do get the occasional funeral notice. Not that uncommon a name, I guess, especially in the South.

  5. Derrick says:

    As a NBMBAA member for about 6 years, I officially want to welcome you to our organization. Make sure you attend the convention this year, last year’s in Orlando was a pretty good time and while I can’t say you won’t be in the minority, most people would be surprised by how many non-African Americans attend.

  6. KJ says:

    Is there a National White MBA Association? (or Asian, or Hispanic or Native American or South Pacific Islander for that matter??)
    Just wondering???