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- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – University of Missouri – St. Louis
- Master of Business Administration in Finance – Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
- Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership – University of Phoenix
- Colorado State University Global Campus
- University of Phoenix – Austin Campus
- University of the Rockies
- Walden University
Dr. Thomas M. Woodruff (Dr. Tom) and his beautiful wife, Diane, live in Austin, Texas. Dr. Tom started teaching online graduate courses in finance and strategic planning in 2002. In addition to his most important jobs as husband, father of four, and grandfather of six, Dr. Tom is an organizational consultant, board member for Lentz Leadership Institute, and continues to write articles in areas of interest.
Over the course of a 30+ year career, Dr. Tom served has experience in banks, closely-held companies, and non-profit organizations. Industries include academic publishing, airlines, banks, distribution, education, manufacturing, radio stations, and real estate development. Dr. Tom served in executive positions in many of these organizations including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, District Manager, EVP, and President/CEO. He is an experienced board member having served as a director for many organizations including banks, for profit companies, and non-profit organizations.
Chapter 1: Normative Leadership Types and Organizational Performance: A Case for Authoritative Performance