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About Michael L. Thomas

Michael L. Thomas, associate professor and chair, Department of Marketing, received his MBA and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Previously, he earned his bachelor degree from St. Norbert College. Thomas’s teaching interests include marketing management, strategic  management, retailing and advertising, and his research streams include marketing strategy, cause-related marketing and customer delight. Prior to his work in academia, Thomas spent 11 years in corporate insurance culminating with an appointment to vice president with a publicly traded firm in the northeast.

Teaching Interests: Retailing, Strategy, Theory, Small Business Management, Marketing Management

Research Interests: Non-Profit Marketing, Cause-Related Marketing, Public Policy Issues, Strategy, Small Business


2014 - Present Chair, Georgia Southern University Parker College of Business
2012 - Present Associate Professor Parker College of Business, Georgia Southern University
Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Department of Marketing

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Editors Choice Award Academic Exchange Quarterly (2009)
  • Distinguished Research Award Academy of Marketing Studies Journal (2010)
  • Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation Faculty Enrichment Award Recipient: 2011 COBA Awards Banquet (2011)
  • Management, Marketing and Logistics Summer Research Award (2011)
  • Charles R. Gibbs Faculty Award: 2012 COBA Award Banquet (2012)
  • Thomas Ponzurick Top Paper in Conference Award American Marketing Theory and Practice Spring Conference (2013)
  • College of Business Summer Research Award (2014)

Contact Information

PO Box 8154
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-5022
Office: COBA 2204A


Publications (8)

Conference Proceedings (5)