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Thomas A. Clerkin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Management
Division of Business
CC Room 140

PHONE: 812.348.7358
E-MAIL: tclerkin@iupuc.edu

Biographical Statement

I earned my Ph.D. in Management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2005. Prior to this I completed a 30 plus year career in HR in both public and private organizations, most recently as Corporate Vice-President of Organizational & Leadership Development for a $7 billion global auto parts manufacturer. I teach the senior level undergraduate and MBA courses in Business Policy Strategy, Strategic Human Resources, Leadership, Career Success, and Entrepreneurship.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Management, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2005. Area of Concentration: Strategy
  • M.A. in Management, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2002.
  • M.A. in Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, 1992. Areas of Concentration: Organizational Behavior, Human Resources
  • B.S. Secondary Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1974. Area of Concentration: Social Studies

Professional Activities

  • Academy of Management—Member 2000–present
  • Academy of Management—Careers Section Member 2006–present
  • Academy of Management—Strategy Section Member 2006–present
  • Academy of Management—Human Resources Section Member 2006–present
  • Midwest Academy of Management—Member 2009–present
  • Society for Case Research—Member 2009–present
  • North American Case Research Association—Member 2009–present

Courses Taught

  • BUS J401 Administrative Policy
  • BUS Z440 Personnel-Human Resources Management
  • BUS F490 Independent Study in Finance
  • BUS Z480 Independent Study in Human Resources
  • BUCO D594 Competitive Strategy Global Industries
  • BUCO X574 Special Topics
  • BUCO W511 Entrepreneurship
  • BUCO X551 Career Management
  • BUCO Z511 Human Resource Management
  • BUCO J518 Strategic Management
  • BUCO W590 Independent Study in Management and Administration
  • BUCO Z512 Leadership

Administrative & Service Responsibilities

University Council for Regional Engagement and Economic Development; Faculty Senate; Division AACSB accreditation study committee; Admissions review committee for undergraduate and MBA; Executive Education management committee; Selection committee for 2007 Trustee Teaching and campus Faculty Awards; Faculty Affairs Committee; IUPUC Technology Advisory Panel; Multiple faculty and staff search and screen committees.

Research Activities

My research interests include the role of executive search firm relationships in executive career attainment, executive decision making; organizational change, leadership, management development and succession planning, and cultural issues associated with mergers and acquisitions.

Awards & Activities

  • Global Business Simulation Game Master Professor Presented by University of Alabama, 2011
  • Indiana University Trustee Teaching Award, 2010
  • Outstanding MBA Faculty Member Presented by IUPUC, 2009
  • (2) Global Business Simulation Game Master Professors Presented by University of Alabama , 2009
  • Best Proceedings paper Award at the Academy of Management Conference Chicago, Ill, 2009
  • (2) Best Paper Nominations International IRHR Conference Louisville, KY, 2009
  • Global Business Simulation Game Master Professor Presented by University of Alabama, 2008
  • (2) Global Business Simulation Game Master Professor Presented by University of Alabama, 2008
  • Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member Presented by IUPUC, 2007
  • Global Business Simulation Game Master Professor Presented by University of Alabama, 2007
  • Global Business Simulation Game Master Professor Presented by University of Alabama 2005, 2007, (2) 2008
  • Career Division Applied Paper Award Nominee at the Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2006
  • Outstanding MBA Faculty Member Presented by IUPUC, 2006
  • Global Business Simulation Game Master Professor Presented by University of Alabama, 2005
  • Spirit of Philanthropy Award Presented by IUPUI, 2004
  • Ivy Tech Region X Commencement Speaker, 2000
  • Ivy Tech Regional Trustee, 1999

Grants:

  • 2008 Grant I helped write that resulted in an award by the Lilly Foundation to the Columbus community. I serve as principal investigator and will lead team to develop curricula for sessions/modules/courses in Advanced Manufacturing Management at bachelors, masters, and executive education levels $26,000
  • 2006 Grant I facilitated from the Arvin Gift Fund Committee to renovate space for MBA and executive education, and provide executive education program start-up funding $675,000
  • 2006 Grant I facilitated from the Arvin Gift Fund Committee to renovate space for MBA and executive education, and provide executive education program start-up funding $675,000
  • 2003 Grant I facilitated from the Arvin Gift Fund Committee for 3-year bridge funding for business faculty $600,000

Publications

Wills, K. V., & Clerkin, T. A. (2009) Incorporating reflective practice into team simulation projects for improved learning outcomes. Business Communication Quarterly June Vol. 72, No. 2, p 221-227.,

Clerkin, T. A. (2010) Rebuilt to Last: An Organizational Change Initiative, Case Study Journal of Applied Case Research.  April Vol.8, No. 1, p-51-61.

Clerkin, T. A., & Hittler, J (2010) Rebuilt to Last: An Organizational Change Initiative, Teaching Note Journal of Applied Case Research. April Vol.8, No. 1, p-51-61.

Clerkin, T. A. (2011) “Assessment Issues in Estimating Managerial Potential in a Global Context", International Management Review.  In Press Vol. 7, No. 1, 2011.

Research

Dreher, G. F., Lee, J. Y., & Clerkin, T. A., (2010) Labor market mobility and cash compensation: The role of executive search firms in explaining the white-male advantage. Journal of Management April DOI: 10.1177/0149206310365728 

Clerkin, T. A., Lee, J. Y. (2010). Executive Search Relationships - Contacts Between Executives and Search Firm Professionals: Scale Development and Validation, Organizational Management Journal. (2010) 7, 179–180. doi:10.1057

Published General Press

Bolte, H. R., & Clerkin, T. A. (2009). Should I stay or should I go? Business Connection, January, pp. 14-15.  Student co publication

IN Review:  Indiana Department of Labor:  Working to make Indiana business clean and safe, and wages fair and competitive.  Occupational Safety 2006 Student co publication (2)

Papers under Review:

Clerkin, T. A., Jones, K.J., (2011) A Study of Conflict in Top Management Decision Making: The Impact of Contribution Motive, The Coastal Business Journal.

Brewer, R.M., Pederson, R.M., Lim, C., Clerkin, T.A., (2010) Examining the value of sport clubs: A cross-sectional intrinsic valuation of NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football programs, The International Journal of Sport Science and Physical Education. (Revise and Resubmit)

Civic Engagement

  • Arvin Gift Fund Committee-Director