You are here: Home / News Release Archives / 2013 / February / Thomas Elected as Smeal Faculty Senate Representative

Thomas Elected as Smeal Faculty Senate Representative

Jim Thomas, William Elliott Professor of Risk and Management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been elected to a four-year term on the University Faculty Senate.
February 19, 2013
Thomas Elected as Smeal Faculty Senate Representative

Jim Thomas

Jim Thomas, William Elliott Professor of Risk and Management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been elected to a four-year term on the University Faculty Senate.

The Faculty Senate is a representative body of University faculty that seeks to improve communication and collaborative decision-making. The group has legislative authority on all matters pertaining to the educational interests of the University and all educational matters that concern the faculties of more than one college.

Other Smeal faculty members currently serving on the senate include Marilyn Blanco, instructor of supply chain and information systems; Terry Harrison, professor of supply chain and information systems and the Earl P. Strong Executive Education Professor in Business; Meg Meloy, associate professor of marketing; and Chris Muscarella, professor of finance and the L. W. ‘Roy’ and Mary Lois Clark Teaching Fellow.

Thomas served as dean of Smeal from 2006-2012, prior to which he was dean of the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology. He holds a baccalaureate degree from Penn State, a master’s degree in government from Florida State University, and a doctorate in strategic management from the University of Texas at Austin.

Filed under:
Recent News
Students Learn Real-World Supply Chain and Sustainability Skills in Italy 26 Aug Students Learn Real-World Supply Chain and Sustainability Skills in Italy

This summer 23 Penn State Smeal College of Business students spent six weeks in Florence, Italy, studying supply chain and management from an Italian perspective with Norm Aggon, assistant department chair and instructor in operations and supply chain management, and Ron Johnson, senior instructor in management and organization.

Smeal Welcomes New Faculty Members 26 Aug

The Penn State Smeal College of Business welcomes more than 15 new members to its faculty this academic year.

MBA Students in U.S., Canada Invited to Register for Sustainability Case Competition 22 Aug

MBA students from AACSB-accredited programs in the U.S. and Canada are invited to register for the inaugural Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Sustainability Case Competition. The competition, part of an initiative aimed at incorporating sustainability into the curriculum, will offer three top prizes that total $17,500.

Dennis Sheehan Named Faculty Director for Penn State Smeal MBA, Executive MBA Programs 19 Aug

Dennis Sheehan, the Virginia and Louis Benzak Professor of Finance at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named faculty director of both the Penn State Smeal MBA Program and the Executive MBA Program in Philadelphia.

New Book Compiles Latest Legal Aspects of Business Sustainability 18 Aug

Smeal College of Business’ Dan Cahoy, professor of business law, along with colleague Jamison E. Colburn from Penn State Law, have co-edited a new book compiling the viewpoints of eight different scholars exploring the legal aspects of sustainability and its impact on business strategies. Law and the Transition to Business Sustainability was published in July, after a joint symposium held at Penn State Law School and the Smeal College of Business this fall.

More Recent News... More Recent News...