James Lampe attended the University of Denver, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in 1965 and his Master of Business Administration degree in 1966. He went on to receive his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Michigan in 1970.

Dr. Lampe has held posts at the University of Michigan (1966-69), Michigan State University (1969-74) and the University of Missouri (1974-89), where he also served as director of graduate studies and the Price Waterhouse Auditing Professor.

Lampe began his post at Texas Tech University in 1989, where he currently is an Arthur Andersen Professor of Accounting. He has authored dozens of articles for referred journals, as well as co-authored the book Developing Total Audit Quality Measurement Systems for Internal Audit Departments.

In addition to his academic positions, Lampe has taught CPA review courses for CPA firms, universities and the Southwest School of Governmental Finance nearly every exam since 1975. He also has presented workshops for CPA firms, state CPA societies and the National Association of Accountants since 1970.

He has actively participated in the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Texas Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Lampe enjoys jogging, tennis, travel, reading and music.