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Lorna Thomas, Ph.D.

Organizational Leadership | Online Adjunct Faculty

Ph.D. in Organization and Management (2014) – Capella University; Minneapolis, Minn.
M.S. in Human Resources Management (2005) – London South Bank University; London, UK
Over the past fifteen years, Thomas has worked in a variety of HR positions in several different industries as a generalist with a tactical perspective, but most recently she has served as a Strategic HR Business Partner for FIS Global. She also developed employee and manager training and served as a regional training instructor for the company. In addition, Thomas is one of the HR advisers to several of the C-level partners in the organization, and program manager for a number of HR related initiatives. She has taught a number of graduate and undergraduate classes both online and on the ground in business and human resource management for Strayer University.

Thomas earned her Professional in Human Resources, (PHR) in 2007 under the Human Resources Certificate Institute (HRCI) and most recently my SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM- CP) with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) in 2015. She is also an active member of SHRM. Upon receiving her Ph.D. in Organization and Management in 2014, she was bestowed the 2015 KMPG Outstanding Dissertation Award for her dissertation, “Happiness in general and at work: A phenomenological study with U.S. southern professional African American women” which was judged the most outstanding dissertation of 2014, of those examining aspects of gender and/or work-life balance.