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Dr. Linda Thomas

  • Title: Director of MBA Graduate Programs, Professor of Management
  • College: College of Business
  • Email Address: linda.thomas@bellevue.edu
  • Office Phone: (402)557-7570
  • Office Location: #159 Durham Center
  • Degrees Awarded: Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln 1991, Major: Organizational Behavior, Area: Organizational Behavior, Organization Theory, Labor/Personnel, Higher Education Administration, M.B.A., Morehead State University, Kentucky 1979, Emphasis: Marketing, M.A., Michigan State University, 1976, Major: Education Administration, B.A. with Honor, Michigan State University, 1973, Major: Distributive Education, Minor: Marketing
  • Experience: Director of Graduate Programs for the College of Business (1997 - present) and, 1993 to 2001 Associate Dean, Professor of Management at Bellevue University, Graduate Courses taught, Advanced Management Concepts, Advanced Organizational Behavior (residential and online), Research and Analysis for Management Information, Organization Management and Theory, Applied Leadership (residential and online), Service Learning, Survey of the Environment of Business (residential and online), Studies in International Business and Human and Social Capital Management (online), Undergraduate, Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior and Managment (residential and online), Strategic Management, Marketing and, Human Resource Management, August 1990 to May 1992, Visiting Assistant Professor of Management at UNO, Department of Management, Courses taught, International Dimensions of Organizational Change, Management of the Work Group, Introduction to Management, Business Communications and, Organizational Development, August 1989 to May 1990, Visiting Assistant Professor Management at Creighton University, Omaha, Department of Management, Marketing and Systems, Graduate course taught: Organizational Behavior, Undergraduate course taught Organizational Behavior and Organization Theory, January 1986 to May 1989, Research Assistant at University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Department of Management, Assistant to Daniel C. Ganster and Fred Luthans, 1985 and 1982, Teaching and Research Fellow at University of Houston - University Park, Department of Management, Course taught: Introduction to Organizational Behavior and Management, Assistant to Robert T. Keller, September 1983 to July 1984, Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Houston - Victoria, Graduate course taught: Business Research, Undergraduate courses taught, Special Topics in Management, Personnel and, Wage & Salary Administration, January 1980 to May 1983, Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Houston-University Park, Department of Industrial Technology. Courses taught: Supervisory Practices, Supervisory Problems, Retailing, Merchandising, Personnel, Marketing, Business Operations and Control, September 1977 to June 1979, Director of Rowan County Occupational Internship Program, Morehead, Kentucky. Responsibilities: Recruited new work sites and participants for the Rowan County Occupational Internship Program; supervised, evaluated and placed 100 students in jobs, October 1976 to May 1977, Instructor at Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky. Course taught: Introduction to Business, October 1975 to April 1976, Instructor at Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan. Course taught: Accounting I and Introduction to Business, September 1974 to June 1975, Teacher/coordinator for Goodrich High School, Goodrich, Michigan. Responsibilities: Designed and implemented a Distributive Education curriculum for a 450 pupil high school; proposed, designed, subcontracted and supervised the installation and operation, of a school store, coordinating complete student involvement throughout; taught Bookkeeping, Distributive Education, Home Economics and Typing
  • Publications: Stark, E., Thomas, L.T., & Poppler, P. (2005) Can personality matter more than justice? A study of downsizing and layoff survivors in the USA and implications for cross cultural study. In Employee downsizing. India: The Institute, of Chartered Financial Analysits of India (ICFAI)., Stark, E. & Thomas, L.T. (1998) Establishing ROI for executive and management training: Toward making utility a workable concept. In Sam Fullerton & David Moore (Eds.), Contemporary Business, Readings (pp. 269-275) Ypsilanti, MI: Academy of Business Administration., Thomas, L.T., & Ganster, D.C. 1995 Impact of family-supportive work, variables on work-family conflict and strain: A control perspective, Journal of Applied Psychology, 80 (1), 6-15, Thomas, L.T. 1994 Review of Lotte Bailyn's Breaking The Mold, Women, Men and Time in the New Corporate World. Sloan Management, Review, Fall, 36 (1), 116-117, Thomas, J.E., & Thomas, L.T. 1994 Interrelated theft in the retail and, wholesale grocery industry. Regional Business Review, May, 13, 111-121.
  • Awards: ConAgra Distinguished Professorship Award, 2001-2002, Bellevue University, Award of Excellence from the Academy of Business and Administrative Sciences at the 1999 ABAS International Conference, Barcelona, Spain, State of Michigan recipient of U.S.O.E. Fellowship Award under the Education Professions Development Act Leadership Program for 1975-1976

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