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Arthur P. Thomas

Arthur P. Thomas

Associate Professor of Practice | Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

110A Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-3840

apthomas@syr.edu

Overview

Art Thomas first began his association with the iSchool in the Spring semester of 2001, and became a member of the full-time faculty in 2009.  He specializes in Project Management, IT Management and Financial Systems courses, and he is the Faculty Curriculum Lead for Project Management.  His regularly-offered courses have included:

Managing Information Systems Projects (IST445/645)

Complex Issues in IT Project Management (IST447/747)

Global Financial Systems Architecture (GET302/602)

IM Capstone course (IST755) - Maymester

IM Gateway course (IST621) - Summer Session.

Art is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the iSchool, overseeing curriculum design, development and assessment; class scheduling; program management;  academic integrity and all aspects of instruction. 

Previously from 2012-2015, Art was the Director of the Master’s Degree programs in Information Management (IM), Executive Information Management (ExIM), and Telecommunications and Network Management (TNM).

From 2008-2010, Art served on the J.P. Morgan Chase Partnership Curriculum Project Team, where he contributed to the development and enhancement of several courses with emphasis on large-scale, multi-tiered information systems.

Between 2010-2013, Art was the Director of the Upstate Health Research Network (UHRN), a consortium of universities coordinated through Syracuse University to analyze health care claims charges nationwide for setting reference benchmarks for out-of-network health care claims reimbursements.

For more than 35 years, his career has included IT positions in Manufacturing, Banking, and Insurance ranging from Programmer to CIO, and he has held positions in Corporate Training ranging from Training Specialist to Chief Learning Officer. As CEO of Counterpoint Holdings, LLC, his consulting work has taken him from North America to Europe and the Middle East, where he led two projects for the Ministry of Education in the Sultanate of Oman.  From 1992-2008 he also managed technology projects in K-12 public schools worth more than $50 million US. 

With emphases in both Social Science and Computer Science, Art earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York College at Brockport. His Master of Education (Ed.M.) degree in Curriculum Development and Instructional Media is from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his Ph.D., in Research and Evaluation/Instructional Systems Design and Management, is also from SUNY Buffalo. He has developed and taught numerous seminars, workshops and presentations, including semester courses at the American Institute of Banking, Niagara University and SUNY Buffalo.  He is certified by 3M Corporation in fiber-optic network systems design and installation, and co-founded LightYear Institute, Inc. in 2005 to develop and offer beginner-level 3M-endorsed certification classes in fiber-optic data network technology.  

Art is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Association for Information Systems and Technology (ASIS&T). He is also Co-founder and Chairman of the National Board of Directors of Gliding Stars, a charity operating across five states that provides disabled people of all ages recreational opportunities through lessons in adaptive ice skating.

Art and his wife Helen maintain a residence in Camillus as well as one on Helen’s family farm in Wyoming County, where they produce maple syrup products.

Teaching


Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2018 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2017 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2018 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Summer 2018 IST755 M001 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2016 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2017 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Summer 2017 IST755 M050 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2015 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Fall 2015 IST447 M001 Complex Issues in IT Proj Mgmt
Fall 2015 IST747 M001 Complex Issues in IT Proj Mgmt
Spring 2016 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2016 GET302 M001 Global Financial Sys Arch
Spring 2016 GET602 M001 Global Financial Sys Arch
Summer 2016 IST755 M050 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2014 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Fall 2014 IST601 M050 Info. & Info Environments
Fall 2014 IST447 M001 Complex Issues in IT Proj Mgmt
Fall 2014 IST747 M001 Complex Issues in IT Proj Mgmt
Spring 2015 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2015 GET302 M001 Global Financial Sys Arch
Spring 2015 GET602 M001 Global Financial Sys Arch
Spring 2015 IST690 M005 Independent Study
Summer 2015 IST621 M050 Intro to Information Mgmt.
Summer 2015 IST755 M050 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Summer 2015 IST690 M001 Independent Study
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2013 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Fall 2013 GET302 M001 Global Financial Sys Arch
Fall 2013 GET602 M001 Global Financial Sys Arch
Spring 2014 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2014 GET302 M001 Global Financial Sys Arch
Spring 2014 GET602 M001 Global Financial Sys Arch
Summer 2014 IST601 M030 Info. & Info Environments
Summer 2014 IST621 M050 Intro to Information Mgmt.
Summer 2014 IST755 M050 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2012 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Fall 2012 GET400 M002 Global Financial Sys Arch
Fall 2012 GET600 M001 Global Financial Sys Arch
Spring 2013 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2013 IST400 M001 Complex Issues in IT Project M
Spring 2013 IST700 M001 Complex Issues in IT Project M
Summer 2013 IST621 M050 Intro to Information Mgmt.
Summer 2013 IST755 M050 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2011 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Fall 2011 IST302 M001 Global Financial Sys Arch
Spring 2012 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2012 IST400 M001 Complex Issues in IT Project M
Spring 2012 IST700 M001 Complex Issues in IT Project M
Spring 2012 IST990 U003 Independent Study
Summer 2012 IST601 M030 Info. & Info Environments
Summer 2012 IST621 M050 Intro to Information Mgmt.
Summer 2012 IST755 M050 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2010 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Fall 2010 IST302 M001 Global Financial Sys Arch
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2009 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Fall 2009 IST302 M001 Global Financial Sys Arch
Spring 2010 IST445 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2010 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Summer 2010 IST755 M540 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2008 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Fall 2008 IST300 M002 Financial Systems Architecture
Spring 2009 IST445 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2009 IST300 M002 Global Financial Sys Arch
Summer 2009 IST755 M001 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2007 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2008 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Summer 2008 IST755 M001 Strategic Mgmt/Info Resources
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2006 IST645 M002 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2007 IST645 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2005 IST575 M002 Managing Info Systems Projects
Spring 2006 IST575 M001 Managing Info Systems Projects