Associate Professor, Department Chair, Business Administration
Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, Gonzaga
M.S. in Management, Troy University, 1990
B.S. in Systems Engineering, US Naval
BADM 100, Explorations in Business
BADM 110 Info Tech for Business
BADM 260, Management
BADM 270, Marketing
BADM 325 International Business
BADM 361 Organizational Behavior
BADM 366, Team Facilitation
BADM 381 Consumer Behavior
BADM 405 Contemporary Issues in Business
BADM 415 Global Supply Chain Management
BADM 440/440H Advanced Leadership
MBA 602, Management
MBA 660 Leading and Managing
MBA 690 Strategic Management
MBA 695 Crisis Management
MBA 695 Entrepreneurial Research & Development
Dr. Tom Whalen in an Associate Professor of Business in the Business and Economics Department. Higher education is Tom’s third career. He previously served in the US Navy as an aviator and in the laptop computer industry in a variety of roles. He received his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Tom has served at MCLA since 2014. He previously served at McPherson College (Kansas). He teaches management, marketing, and leadership courses. His research interests include leadership, culture, social ontology, and social theory. Tom and his wife Cheryl live in Adams with their rescue dog Bridget.
Whalen, T. B. (Forthcoming). The Leadership Hierarchy: One Approach to Teaching The Servant as Leader
Whalen, T.B. (Forthcoming) It's Liquid not Ice: Applying Social Transaction Theory to organizational culture and culture change.
Whalen, T. B. (2017). Complexity, society, and social transaction: Developing a comprehensive social theory. London, UK: Routledge - Taylor and Francis.
Whalen, T. B. (2017) A Philosophical View of Human Perception The Mind’s Eye.
Whalen, T. B. (2014). Utilizing the social transaction theory of social ontology to understand organizational culture change. Business & Economics Research Journal, 12(1).
Whalen, T. B. (2013). A theory of social ontology: Explaining the emergence of society, culture, and economy. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, 7(1), 21-34.
It's All Liquid: Applying Social Transaction Theory to organizational culture and culture change. Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Granada, Spain, July 25-27, 2018.
Utilizing the transaction, negotiation, and emergence theory of social formation to understand organizational culture change. Paper presented at 2013 Breckenridge, Colorado International Academic Conference, August 5-7, 2013.
A theory of social ontology: Explaining the emergence of society, culture, and economy. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, June 25-28, 2012.