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Rebecca "Becky" Thomas


Associate Dean of Academic Affairs - Accreditation and Compliance; Assistant Professor of Business


School of Business and Economics

Office Location:

Bristol Campus: King Building 16D

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"He could see plainly that she was not herself. That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself....” - Kate Chopin, The Awakening

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.” - Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)


I currently serve as King’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Accreditation and Compliance as well as an assistant professor in the School of Business and Economics.  My first day of work at King was June 29, 1999, and I have served in the areas of public relations, alumni relations, and fundraising.  In 2008, I began working in the Office of Academic Affairs in the areas of institutional effectiveness, assessment, and accreditation.

I teach management classes in King’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in both online and face-to-face formats.  I have also served as a course writer and lead instructor for BBA management courses.

I grew up in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, and now enjoy being at home in my Hundred Acre Wood (like Winnie the Pooh) with my husband, two children, two dogs, four chickens, and two mules. I enjoy standup paddleboarding, reading, lattes, archery, yoga, hiking, camping, making order out of chaos, and the TV shows “Homeland” and "The Blacklist."  I do not enjoy cooking, laundry, or bad grammar.  And if I could be anywhere in the world, it would be the Outer Banks in North Carolina.


PhD, Organization and Management - Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Dissertation: “Exploring Women’s Perceptions of Work-Family Enrichment Experiences

Influencing Higher Education Leadership Culture: An Exploratory Qualitative Inquiry”

MBA - East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

BS, Sociology - Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Courses recently taught

BUSA 2100 LECT Management Communication
KING 1500 LECT Introduction to Higher Education