Employment History

About Tom


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Current Professor of Management Emeritus, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, Colorado, USA.

Principal, Solutions Associates, a consulting practice providing arbitration, mediation and facilitation services and training to business, unions, universities and community organizations.

Visiting Professor.  Yearly.  Otago University School of Business, New Zealand.  Various projects including MBA Curriculum Review (2000); AACSB Accreditation Assessment and Plan (2002); Director of Graduate Studies, 2004.  Teach “Leadership” in the MBA program, 2004-present.

Visiting Professor.  2001-2005.  Helsinki Graduate School of Economics and Business, Finland, teaching “Leadership” in MBA program.

1998-2001 Professor of Management and Leadership, Daniels College of Business.  Teaching responsibilities in the Executive MBA program (mid-level managers) and the Emerging Leaders MBA program (accelerated traditional MBAs) the areas of leadership and dispute resolution and negotiation.
1989-1997 Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs, Daniels College of Business.  Responsible for overall administration of five profit centers totaling $5M annually: (a) all traditional graduate business programs serving 600 students, (b) two Executive MBA Programs, (c) three off-site MBA programs, (d) the Center for Management Development (non-credit programs), and (e) the Daniels Leadership Institute/Institute for Professional Excellence.
1971-1988 Various academic positions; labor arbitrator

Academic History

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (Major: Industrial Relations;  Minor Management, Political Theory) - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • M.B.A. (Industrial Relations) - University of Cincinnati.
  • B.B.A. (Economics) - University of Cincinnati.

University Courses Taught

  • Leadership (Exec MBAs, other MBAs, also international MBA programs)

  • High Performance Management (an integrated course involving Leadership and Organizational Behavior, delivered regularly to Executive MBA students)

  • Graduate Seminar in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

  • Dispute Resolution: Bargaining, Mediation and Arbitration (seniors, occasionally)

  • Human Resources Management/Personnel (1974-87 both private and public sectors)

  • Graduate Seminar in Employee Relations Issues (1974-87)

  • Comparative Industrial Relations Systems