Stephanie Thomas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Education: Ph.D., Georgia Southern University (2013); MBA, University of Tennessee (2000)
Area of Expertise: Supply Chain Management, Retailing, Buyer-Supplier Relationships, Negotiations
Office Hours: By Appointment
Room Number: W346
Stephanie Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Dr. Thomas joined the Marketing and Supply Chain Management faculty in August 2013 after she finished her doctoral program at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. She also holds an MBA and BA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Previously, she worked in merchandising and logistics for Lowe's, procurement for IBM, and distribution for Stanley Tools.
Dr. Thomas's research interests are in buyer-supplier relationships and negotiations. She currently teaches Supply Chain Management 3353: Introduction to Supply Chain Management and is the faculty adviser for Tech Supply Chain Association (TSCA).
- Williams, Donnie F., Stephanie P. Thomas, and Sara Liao-Troth (2017), "The Truck Driver Experience: Identifying Psychological Stressors from the Voice of the Driver," Transportation Journal 56(1), 54-76.
- Liao-Troth, Sara and Stephanie P. Thomas (2016), "Editorial: Practicing What We Teach:Ten Years of Teaching Innovations," Marketing Education Review 26(1), 1-2.
- Thomas, Stephanie P., Karl Manrodt, and Jacqueline Eastman (2015), "The Impact of Relationship History on Negotiation Strategy Expectations: A Theoretical Framework," International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management 45(8), 794-813, 2015 Highly Commended Paper.
- Liao-Troth, Sara, Stephanie P. Thomas, and G. Scott Webb (2015), “Illustrating Business Marketing Concepts Through the Value Chain Game,” Marketing Education Review 25(1), 59-64.
- Webb, G. Scott, Stephanie P. Thomas, and Sara Liao-Troth (2014), “Teaching Supply Chain Management Complexities: A SCOR Model Based Classroom Simulation,” Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education 12(3), 181-198.
- Eastman, Jacqueline, Rajesh Iyer, and Stephanie P. Thomas (2013), “The Impact of Status Consumption on Shopping Styles: An Exploratory Look at the Millennial Generation,” Marketing Management Journal 23(1), 57-73.
- Thomas, Stephanie, Rodney Thomas, Karl Manrodt, and Stephen Rutner (2013), “An Experimental Test of Negotiation Strategy Effects on Knowledge Sharing Behaviors in Buyer-Supplier Relationships,” Journal of Supply Chain Management 49(2), pp. 96-113.
- Liao-Troth, Sara, Stephanie Thomas, and Stanley Fawcett (2012), “Twenty Years of IJLM: Evolution in Research,” International Journal of Logistics Management 23(1), pp.4-30.
Awards and Honors
- International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management Highly Commended Paper Award (2015)
- Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Outstanding Teaching Brief Award (2014)
- Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Outstanding Reviewer Award (2014)
- Cengage Pride/Ferrell Teaching Innovations Award at the Society for Marketing Advances Annual Conference (2013)
- Teaching Innovations Award at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Educators' Conference (2012)
- Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Teaching Mini-Case Competition Award Recipient (2010)