Thomas L. Wheelen, D.B.A., MBA., BS. Cum Laude (George Washington University, Babson College, and Boston College, respectively), is Professor of Strategic Management, University of South Florida, and was formerly the Ralph A. Beeton Professor of Free Enterprise at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. He was awarded Fullbright Scholar. He was Visiting Professor at both the University of Arizona and Northeastern University.
In 1999, the International Board of Directors of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) awarded Dr. Wheelen the Phil Carroll Advancement of Management Award in Strategic Management. He is a graduate of Gardner High School (MA) and Sacred Heart School in 1953 and 1949, respectively. He has worked in management positions for General Electric and the U.S. Navy and has been active as a consultant and trainer to business corporations, as well as to federal and state government agencies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Adhice Fund and The Society for Advancement of Management and on the Editorial Board of SAM Advanced Management Journal. He is the Associate Editor of SAM Advanced Management Journal. He served on the Board of Directors of Lazer Surgical Software, Inc., and on the Journal of Management and Journal of Management Case Studies.
Thomas L. Wheelen is co-author of Strategic Management and Business Policy, Essentials of Strategic Management, Cases in Strategic Management, Strategic Management and Business Policy-World Version, and Strategic Management Cases (PIC: Preferred Individual Cases) as well as the Public Sector and co-developer of Financial Analyzer (FAN) and Strategic Financial Analyzer (St. FAN) software. His textbook Strategic Management and Business Policy received the McGuffey Award for Excellence and Longevity in 1999 from the Text and Academic Authors Association. He has authored over 40 articles that have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Management, Business Quarterly, Personnel Journal, SAM Advanced Management Journal, Journal of Retailing, International Journal of Management, and the Handbook of Business Strategy. He has over 130 cases appearing in over 55 text and case books, as well as the Journal of Management Case Research. He has served on the board of directors of the Southern Management Association and the Society for the Advancement of Management, as Vice-President-at-large and Vice President of Strategic Management for the Society for the Advancement of Management, and as President of the North American Case Research Association.
Dr. Wheelen is a member of the Academy of Management, Beta Gamma Sigma, Southern Management Association, North American Case Research Association, Society for Advancement of Management, Society for Case Research, Strategic Management Association, and World Association for Case Method Research and Application. He is listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in American Education.