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Cliff Thomas, PhD
Affiliate Professor
Cliff Thomas

Cliff Thomas joined the MBA@Denver faculty as an affiliate professor specializing in leadership in 2019. His research interests include organizational risk and resilience, leadership, scenario planning and decision-making.

Cliff’s professional experiences have involved service in two armed forces (U.S Army and U.S. Coast Guard) and management positions in telecommunications, aerospace and financial services; he has been a principal member of a management consulting firm since 2003. Cliff holds international certifications related to professional specializations in crisis management and organizational resilience. Cliff has taught doctoral courses related to research design, organizational development and dissertation writing at Colorado State University.



  • PhD, Colorado State University
  • MA, University of Denver
  • BS, United States Military Academy