Norvell Thomas

Alum-in-Residence

Dr. Norvell Thomas is an accomplished operations and management consultant with global experience in North America and Asian territories. He holds a Bachelor degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, with a special emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations. Dr. Thomas then received his Master’s in Business Administration from the Peter Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, graduating in 2005, as well as a Doctorate in Political Science and International Studies in 2020. His primary area of research includes the role of women in government in African nations and how to sustain peace and stability through proper education and good governance.

Dr. Thomas has many years of experience working in a variety of industries; including Healthcare, Digital Entertainment, Finance, Higher Education and Real Estate. Previously, Dr. Thomas was a founding member of a successful video game development studio where he served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer.

Fun Fact: Dr. Thomas previously served as a national spokesman for Oscar Mayer Foods, driving the iconic Wienermobile across the United States helping to support the public relations and marketing efforts of the venerable brand.