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Dr. Thomas Schaefer

Program Director Associate Professor, Business

Education

D.B.A. in Management
Argosy University
M.B.A. in International Trade
Argosy University
B.S. in General Business Administration
University of South Florida

Positions Held

Group Administration Manager – Plumbing/HVAC Division
Group Operations Manager – Plumbing/HVAC Division
Hughes Supply, Inc.
Director of Corporate Operations
Inside Sales
Purchasing Agent
Quality Consultant – Customer Focus Management & Audit
Regional Cost Administration
Sales & Management Trainee
2008 - 2009
Rexel North America
Director of Pricing
2005 - 2007
Home Depot Supply, Inc.
Director of Operations – Pricing and Profitability - Plumbing/HVAC Division
1993 - 2005
Hughes Supply, Inc.
Director of Pricing, Product, and Operational Support - Plumbing/HVAC Division

Intellectual Contributions

Women at work and business leadership effectiveness

Sherrie Pafford, Thomas Schaefer
November 22, 2017
Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict

An Empirical Analysis of Rate of Return Maximizing

Evans Baptiste, Thomas Schaefer
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014
Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal

Practitioner Perspectives of Leadership in Small Business

Holloway Daniel, Thomas Schaefer
October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014
International Journal of the Academic Business World

The "You Owe Me!" Mentality: A Student Entitlement Perception Paradox

Thomas Schaefer, M Barta, W Whitley
2013
Journal of Learning in Higher Education

Attributes for Kick-Starting a New Business

Thomas Schaefer
December 2012
Onlinecareertips.com

Helping Students Coping with Current International Economic Conditions

Thomas Schaefer, Fiermonte Robert
2011
International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning

Student Identity Verification and the Higher Education Opportunity Act: A Faculty Perspective

Thomas Schaefer, M. Barta, T. Pavone
2009
International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning

Management techniques for the new millennium

Thomas Schaefer, D. Bouvin
2006
Journal of Modern Business

Prevention techniques to reduce workplace violence

D. Bouvin, Thomas Schaefer
2006
Journal of Modern Business

The impact of the removal of quality processing on financial performance in the wholesale distribution industry

Thomas Schaefer
2000
ProQuest Information and Learning Company, UMI.

Presentations

Price optimization: A Strategy to Improve Profitability

International Business Lecture Series
August 1, 2017

Helping student’s de-motivated by negative environmental conditions

19th Annual ANTSHE conference
April 8, 2016

Qualitative Research Techniques

Transforming Local Government
April 15, 2015

Practitioner Perspectives of Leadership in Small Business

Academic Business World Interational Conference
May 2014

The You Owe Me Mentality: A Student Entitlement Perception Paradox

International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education
May 2012

Motivating Online Students Surviving the Consequences of an Economic Downturn

Sloan-C International Conference for Online Learning
November 2010

Media Contributions

Teaching Analytics in the Era of Big Data

Teaching Analytics in the Era of Big Data
2013
Social Media - Blog

Attributes for Kick-Starting a New Business

Attributes for Kick-Starting a New Business
2012
Social Media - Blog