thomas-linda

 

Graduate Dean
thoma7lm@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • JD, University of Miami
  • MS University of Florida
  • BS University of Florida
Visiting Professorships
  • Visiting Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong, Civil Engineering Department, July 7-23, 2016
  • Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnique, Faculty of Construction and Environment, November 2002
Positions Held
  • Dean of The Graduate School at JMU, 2021- present
  • Academic Unit Head of School of Integrated Sciences at JMU, 2018-2021
  • Department Chair of Civil, Environmental & Ocean Engineering at Steven Institute of Technology, 2017-2018
  • Director of Construction Engineering Dept. (MS, ME and PhD programs) at Steven Institute of Technology, 2014-2016
  • Chair of Construction Management Dept. at NewSchool of Architecture & Design, 2010-2014
  • Associate Chair & Graduate Director of School of Building Construction at Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-2010
  • Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-2010
  • Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-2006 
  • Active-Duty Officer, United States Navy, 1984-89
Honors and Awards
  • “Faculty of the Year” Graduate Students, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award, National Association of Women in Construction
  • San Diego Business Journal awardee “Women Who Mean Business”
  • Emerald’s “Best New Launch” Journal Award. (Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Law in the Built Environment)
  • Executive of the Year, National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
  • Faculty Member of the Year, NSAD, 2010-2011
  • “Most Influential Faculty Member of the Year”-Georgia Tech, College of Architecture
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Fellow
  • Women Out Front Award, Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Team
  • Sigma Lambda Chi International Honor Society, Faculty Honorary member
  • College of Architecture Outstanding Faculty for Education & Practice Award (Teaching)
  • Winner Summer Mock Trial Competition, Rumberger, Kirk Law firm
  • Winner Moot Court Competition, University of Miami
  • Member of Law Review, University of Miami
Publications

Books

Thomas-Mobley, L (2013). Legal Issues for Facility Managers, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford

Peer Reviewed

Morkan, B., Holahan P. and. Thomas L., (2017) The Intersection of Collaboration Theory and Unexpected Event Management: Towards a Process Model of Project Stakeholders ‘Collaboration. International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology 8(6)

Morkan, B. Holahan, P. and Thomas, L (2017) The Intersection of Collaboration Theory and Unexpected Event Management: Towards a Process Model of Project Stakeholders’ Collaboration 8th International Conference on Construction and Project Management Proceedings (ICCPM 2017)

Morêda Neto, H., Costa, D., and Thomas, L. (2016). Target Value Design Approach for Real Estate Development. In: Proc. 24th Ann. Conf. of the Int’l. Group for Lean Construction, Boston, Sec.3: 63–72.

Lester, H. Thomas, L. Lester, E. (2016) Framework for a Successful Engineering Response to Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World. Fourth Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering Conference Proceedings, Singapore

Thomas, L. and Lester, H., (2015) Project Delivery Systems: Architecture/Engineering/Construction Industry Trends and Their Ramifications. The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice, Routledge: 461-468.

Lester, E., Thomas, L. (2015) Strategic Responses to Cyclical Environments, an Entrepreneurial Imperative Mid-Atlantic ASEE Conference Proceedings Spring 2016 Villanova University, 10-12, April 2015

Book Chapters

Project Delivery Systems: Architecture/Engineering/Construction Industry Trends and their Ramifications (Chapter 27) The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice: Established and Emerging Trends (429) Taylor and Francis (2016) also listed above

Rubin, R. A., & Thomas-Mobley, L. (2010) Delivery Systems. In Carina Y. Enhada, Cheri Turnage Catlin & F. D. Wilshusen (Eds.), Fundamentals of Construction Law, Update to 2001 version. Chicago, Illinois: American Bar Association Publishing

Thomas-Mobley, L. (2003) Conflict Avoidance. In R. Best, G. de Valence & C. Langston (Eds.), Workplace Strategies and Facilities Management: Building in Value (Vol. 3). Burlington MA: Butterworth-Heinemann

Rubin, R. A., & Thomas-Mobley, L. (2001) Delivery Systems. In Carina Y. Enhada, Cheri Turnage Catlin & F. D. Wilshusen (Eds.), Fundamentals of Construction Law (pp. 171-191). Chicago, Illinois: American Bar Association Publishing

Kopec, D, Kanaani, M., Thomas-Mobley, L. (2011). Design Research in Search of Direction in Architecture Pedagogy & Practice Considering Research, Reflecting upon current themes in Architectural Research, ARCC Proceedings, Detroit, MI 20-24 April 2011

Thomas-Mobley, L., Oberle R., and Kangari, R., (2007) Design and Construction Challenges of a Federal Laboratory Building: A Case Study.  Journal of architectural engineering 13(4): 224-229

Thomas-Mobley, L. (2007) US evidence laws and their influence on mold litigation outcomes Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice 133(4): 352-357

Amekudzi, A, Thomas-Mobley, L. and Ross C., (2007) Transportation planning and infrastructure delivery in major cities and megacities Transportation Research Record 1997(1): 17-23

National Research Council (2007) Protecting Building Occupants and Operations from Biological and Chemical Airborne Threats: A Framework for Decision Making Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Contributor and committee member

Record of Teaching Activity

James Madison University

Designed, Developed and Taught: Producing the Built Environment Spr. 2019

Algebra Essentials, 2019-present

Stevens Institute of Technology

Construction Law

Labor Relations in Construction

Construction Engineering I, on ground and online

Research Methods in the Built Environment

Materials Management

 

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