- Division of Business
Professor Clerkin provided over 15 years of service to the Division of Business and the IUPUC campus. In 1993 Tom was the founding director of the IUPUC Executive Education department, now known as the Center for Business and Economic Development. He began his academic career at IUPUC in 1993 as a Visiting Professor, moved to a tenure track position after completing his Ph.D. in Management from the Kelley School in 1995, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2011.
In addition, Dr. Clerkin received numerous awards including:
Dr. Clerkin is responsible for growing the Division of Business MBA program from an idea to its current state as the provider of choice for students in South Central Indiana. Many of his strategy students have earned Global Champion honors in international simulation game competitions. Tom mentored many of the now tenured faculty in the Division of Business from their initial hire, helping them find their footing teaching MBA courses and collaborating with them in their scholarship endeavors. Dr. Clerkin’s impact from 14 years of mentoring MBA students is beyond measurement.
For the last 20 years Dr. Clerkin’s influence on local education extended well beyond the IUPUC campus. Tom served as a member of the Columbus Economic Development Board, Columbus Mayor’s Advisory Committee, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Foundation Board, Community Education Coalition Board of Directors and its predecessor including as President, IUPUC Dean’s Advisory Board, and Arvin Gift Fund Director, facilitating gifts to IUPUC exceeding $1.6M. From 1987 to 2002, Tom was the Corporate Vice President, Organization and Leadership Development, ArvinMeritor Inc. in Columbus.
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