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Thomas Smith, PhD
Dr. Leon A. Bosch '29
Professor of Management

University of Michigan, 1980
University of Iowa, 1983
University. of Michigan, 1994

Area of Expertise:
Operations Management
Financial Management
Management Themes and Values
(London May Term)

Research Interests:
•Strategic Issues in Operations Management
•The Integration of Christian Principles in Management Theory and Practice
•Teaching Curriculum and Pedagogies within a Christian Liberal Arts Management Program
•Statistical Analysis for Understanding Athletic Outcomes

Selected Publications:
Smith, Thomas M. (2007) "Exams as Learning Experiences: One Nutty Idea After Another," Chapter in Beyond Tests and Quizzes: Creative Assessments in the College Clasroom, Mazeske, R.J. and B. A. Mazeske, eds., Jossy-Bass, 71-83.
Smith, Thomas M. and Steve VanderVeen (2007) "Toward a Distinctive Christian Undergraduate Management Program," Christian Higher Education, Vol. 7, 123-141.
Smith, Thomas M. and James S. Reece (1999) "The Relationship of Strategy, Fit, Productivity, and Business Performance in a Services Setting," Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 17,

Academic/professional activities:
Editorial Review Board, Journal of Operations Management
Editorial Review Board, Journal of Biblical Integration in Business
Member, Academy of Management
Member, Christian Business Faculty Association

Andersen Outstanding Teaching Award (2011)
Bosch Endowed Professorship in Management (2007)
Hope College Favorite Faculty Award (2005)

Professor Smith joined the Hope College faculty in 1993. He feels blessed to be part of Hope and the community of Holland. Highlights of his time at Hope are: co-directing the London May Term since 2002, coaching the Women's Golf Team from 2000-2005, mentoring countless students, and working and collaborating with Hope College colleagues. He also enjoyed working for Herman Miller during a one-year sabbatical. Prior to working at Hope, Professor Smith spent 5 years in various manufacturing positions with Data General Corporation in Portland, Maine. Professor Smith loves to relax with a great book, travel to foreign countries, shoot a round of golf with no double bogeys, and have long, meaningful conversations with family and friends over a great meal.

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