Charles Thomas, Jr.

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-1447
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #97416
Waco, TX  76798-7416

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tarleton State University (September 2015 - Present)
  • Director, Programme EMBA Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne (February 2013 - August 2015)
  • Lecturer, Part-Time, Baylor University, Austin/Dallas EMBA (August 2009 - Present)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2002 - 2007)
  • Director, Financial Analysis/Operations Forecasting & Simulation, Southwest Airlines Company (September 1987 - February 2013)
  • Certified Public Accountant, Thomas, McBride & Associates, CPAs (1982 - 1987)

Awards and Honors

  • EMBA Outstanding Professor Award, Baylor University (May 2012)
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Alpha Rho Chapter, Beta Alpha Psi, Baylor University (October 2008)
  • Southwest Airlines President's Award, Southwest Airlines

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Management Accountants (September 2011 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • Advance Actionable Analytics (Activity Based Costing Professionals)
  • American Accounting Association
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Texas Society of CPAs


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

Conceptual Framework for Managerial Costing: Draft report of the IMA Managerial Costing Comceptual Framework Task Force: Institute of Management Accountants, June 2012 (coauthors: Larry White, Anton Van Der Werwe, Doug Clinton, Gary Cokins, Ken Templin, Jim Huntzinger).

"Why We Need a Conceptual Framework for Managerial Costing," Strategic Finance, (October 2011) (coauthors: Larry White, Doug Clinton, Gary Cokins, Ken Templin, Anton Van Der Merwe).

"Shifting Perspectives: Accounting, Visibility, and Management Action," Advances in Management Accounting, (2003) (coauthors: CJ McNair-Connolly, Lidjia Polutnik).
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