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.
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.