Linda Thomas

 

Professor, ISAT; Dean, Graduate School
thoma7lm@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D. Architecture and Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology        
  • J.D. Cum Laude, University of Miami
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Florida               
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Florida
Scholarly Interests
  • Megaproject Failure
  • Interdisciplinary Studies in Higher Education
Experience
  • 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. (M.S., M.E. and Ph.D. 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

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