Thomas Boyd, PhD
As the dean and vice president of the School of Business and Information Technology, Thomas Boyd oversees strategic academic and administrative objectives and leads initiatives to create agile, technology-enabled, competency-based programs for the University.
After leaving his job as a product manager at Motorola, Inc., Boyd received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught courses in consumer behavior, business-to-business marketing strategy, and sports marketing. Of specific interest to Boyd is his study of sports fans for which he has been quoted in over 100 mainstream publications. In recent years, he has also focused much of his research on pedagogy, where he examines ways to make the student team project experience more productive.
Previously, Boyd completed a project that examined the sponsor relationships of NASCAR and how the organization delivers unique value to sponsors. He has won numerous teaching, research, and service awards, including the 2010 Faculty of the Year award from the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics (CBE) at California State University, Fullerton where he was a professor of marketing, the associate dean for academic programs, and a member of the board of governors of the University Foundation.
Boyd also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor's degree in management from Oakland University in Michigan.