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Michael L. Thomas

Chair and Associate Professor of Marketing


  • Ph.D. (Marketing), Southern Illinois, 2007
  • MBA, Southern Illinois University, 1990
  • BBA (Business Administration), St. Norbert College, 1986

Areas of Specialization


  • Non-Profit Marketing
  • Cause-Related Marketing
  • Public Policy Issues
  • Strategy
  • Small Business


  • Retailing
  • Strategy
  • Theory
  • Small Business Management
  • Marketing Management


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.

Office Location

Parker College of Business room 2204A
Phone: 912-478-5022


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 3/12/2022