Bob Thomas, Ph.D., CPA
Graduate Coordinator - MBA Program
Associate Professor of Accounting
Building/Room: Dillard Building 286
Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Dr. Thomas joined the Dillard College of Business in 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Accounting in 2012; he also assumed the MBA Program Graduate Coordinator position in 2012. He received a B.B.A. with a double-major in accounting and business computer information systems from Midwestern State University in 2003. He passed the Uniform CPA examination in 2004 and earned a Ph.D. in management information systems with a supporting field in accounting from Texas Tech University in 2006.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Thomas has taught Accounting Information Systems, Advanced Accounting, Auditing, Database Management Systems, Fundamentals of Petroleum Accounting, Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting, Introduction to Production and Operations Management, Accounting Principles I, Seminar in Accounting Systems, etc.
Dr. Thomas holds memberships with both the Institute of Management Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Dr. Thomas is a faculty sponsor for the MSU Accounting Society.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Thomas' research interests include accounting information systems, auditing, information system success, knowledge management, petroleum accounting, production and operations management and tax accounting.
Dr. Thomas has authored and co-authored several articles relating to accounting and systems issues. His articles have appeared in Information & Management; The Journal of Accountancy; Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly; Practical Tax Strategies; and Today's CPA.
Dr. Thomas has co-authored multiple accounting simulation problems for the PassMatrix CPA review course.
Dr. Thomas has attended and/or participated in the Big XII MIS Research Symposium, the Southwest Business Symposium. and the Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association.