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Thomas, Robert

Robert Thomas

Professor of the Practice,
Director of Leadership Education
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Academic Area(s):
Functional Area(s):
Corporate Leadership and Governance
Servant Leadership
PhD, University of Georgia
MBA, Executive MBA Program, Georgia State University
BA, Economics, LaGrange College

Dr. Robert (Bob) Thomas joined Georgia Tech in January of 2006 to develop curriculum and create programming for the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.  Thomas joined the faculty as Professor of the Practice and currently teaches courses in servant leadership, social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance in the Scheller College of Business. 

He is active in the servant leadership community and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. 

Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Thomas held teaching and administrative positions with LaGrange College, The University of Georgia, University of Georgia and the University of North Georgia.  He was engaged in developing programs on leadership and international education at these institutions.

Thomas spent twelve years with his family business before shifting to the financial sector in 1983.  He has held several senior level positions in banking and investment banking.  He was engaged with foundations, universities and nongovernmental organizations in Eastern and Central Europe from 1990 – 2002.  He has served on numerous nonprofit boards. 

Thomas has an MBA from Georgia State University and a PhD from the University of Georgia.