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Dr. Jennie Carter Thomas

Jennie Carter Thomas

Dr. Jennie Carter Thomas

Professor Emerita of Management


  • Ed.D. - Vanderbilt University, Administrative Leadership
  • M.S. - Tennessee State University, Counseling Psychology
  • B.A. - George Peabody College, English

Professional Experience:

  • Professor of Management, Belmont University
  • Associate Dean, Jack C Massey Graduate School of Business, Belmont University
  • Associate, Kettering Foundation
  • Coordinator of Oral and Writing Skills, Belmont College
  • Consultant to Deputy Secretary of Education for Governmental Affairs, U. S. Department of Education
  • Classroom teacher, Sumner County Schools
  • Classroom Teacher, Overton County Board of Education
  • Assistant to Governor, Lamar Alexander, State of Tennessee
  • President and CEO, W. A. Nabors Company, Inc.

Recent Publication:

Thomas, J. C., Linton, P., Cochran, H. H. , Schenkel, M., & Churchman, R. (2008). Identifying the Essential Managerial Characteristics of Successful Venture Capital Investments Among Small to Midsize Technology Enterprises Within Mainland China. Insights for a Changing World.


Dr. Jennie Carter Thomas taught both in the graduate and undergraduate schools within Belmont University's Jack C. Massey College of Business before retiring in 2012.  She holds a B.A. degree in English from George Peabody College, a M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University, and an Ed.D. in Administrative Leadership from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Thomas has had a dynamic career encompassing teaching in an impoverished Appalachian community, working in public policy, owning her own business, serving on boards of directors for both publicly-held and privately-held companies, and her current service at Belmont University.

As a member of the American Psychology Association, the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, and the Association of Business Education, Dr. Thomas has made significant contributions to her profession, Belmont University, and the community. She served as the President of Belmont's Faculty Senate and was a member for six years. She also served on the Graduate Catalog and Curriculum Committee and the Capstone Committee for the university. In the Nashville community, she has been involved in Friends of Warner Parks, Friends of Cheekwood, and the Nashville Symphony. She presently serves on the Selection Committee and as an advisor for the Roan Scholars Program at East Tennessee University.

Her research interests have included experiential learning in management education and the role of management skills in venture capital investing. In 2007, Dr. Thomas chaired a committee that developed and implemented the Undergraduate School of Business Administration senior capstone course (MGT 4015), which is a required course offering a "culminating experience for business majors, integrating various areas of their college experience." She developed the "Participant's Guide" for that course and "Leadership Lessons for My Own Life" for the graduate Human Dimensions of Business course (MBA 6920).