Dominic Thomas joined the Goizueta Business School in 2005 after receiving his PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia. Prior to pursuing his PhD, he worked in education, education system reform, and international development in the US, Russia, Japan, and Nepal. He has personally managed large, multi-national projects in Nepal and Japan. He has also consulted with US AID to design a small grants funding program and USDA to implement a highly sensitive research program focusing on rainwater stream buffer management and involving negotiations between environmentalists and farmers. Though he speaks English, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, and Nepalese, he sometimes wonders if the language differences between the environmentalists and the farmers were not more challenging to translate.
His work in systems development projects has focused on small and medium business development and implementation of transaction processing, accounting audit and analysis, and collaboration solutions. He has served as an advisor for two large-scale information systems projects, one involving implementation of an enterprise resource planning system in a global energy company and one involving re-engineering the core processes and systems with an object-oriented architecture at a government agency. He applies his background in international development and information systems specialties and deep experience in multi-organizational, cross-cultural project management and execution in pursuing his research interests in knowledge worker productivity and project management, information and communication technologies, outsourcing and new forms of organizing work using emerging technology.