Dr. Thomas earned his BA in Economics from LaGrange College, his MBA from the Executive MBA Program at Georgia State University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. His areas of specialization are corporate leadership and governance, ethics, entrepreneurship, and servant leadership.
Dr. Thomas joined Georgia Tech in January 2006 to develop a curriculum and create programming for the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship, an interdisciplinary unit that enhances leadership and entrepreneurship for socially responsible and sustainable value creation. Dr. Thomas also is a senior academic professional in Georgia Tech’s business school, the College of Management, where he teaches courses in leadership. In addition, he serves as executive director of the Georgia Servant Leadership Alliance, a non-profit organization that promotes the concept of servant leadership among Georgia’s colleges and universities.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Dr. Thomas was a senior leadership fellow at North Georgia College and State University (NGCSU), and the director of LaGrange College’s Servant Leadership Initiative, a five-year organizational development program designed to integrate the principles of servant leadership into the culture of the college and its local community. He currently is on the Board of the Bennett J. Sims Institute for Servant Leadership, and has served on the boards of the ArtReach Foundation, the Americorp Carelink Council, the Youth Leadership Troup, and the Southern Institute for Business and Professional Ethics.