Learn about communications, marketing, public relations, and business.
The Communications program at Thomas is interdisciplinary, meaning that you’ll draw on courses from across the curriculum. This kind of broad-based learning will prepare you to make connections across subject areas, preparing you for a wide range of opportunities in fields of all kinds.
Learn with other curious, motivated students.
“The Thomas community is like a family and offers something to fit everyone’s individuality. I am a marketing/communications major and also play on the field hockey and softball teams. The relationships I have built and the experiences I gain at Thomas will help me with my future endeavors.”
“The small class sizes at Thomas College allow for engaging class discussions. The professors are approachable and know their students by name. These aspects enhance the educational experience while contributing to the welcoming environment.”
- Robert Bruce Kelsey, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Communications
- B.A., English/Philosophy | University of New Hampshire
- Ph.D., English | University of Iowa
- Software Project Management: Measures for Improving Performance
Management Concepts – 2006
Software quality and diagnostic metrics program design and implementation. Particularly helpful for organizations pursuing CMMi.
- Chaos and Complexity in Software: Challenging the Industry and the New Science
Nova Science – 1999
Examines software engineering and defect management from multiple perspectives: chaos theory, complexity theory, philosophy of science, and hermeneutics.
- Welcome To the Moon! 12 Lunar Expeditions for Small Telescopes
Naturegraph – 1997
An observing handbook that made it to the Harvard Smithsonian Observatory’s list of the ten best books for young astronomers.
- Rick Saucier, D.B.A.Professor of Marketing
Recent courses taught:
- D.B.A. California Pacific University
- M.B.A. University of Maine
- Marketing Management Association
- Society for Case Research
- Society for the Advancement of Management
- MBAA International
- American Marketing Association (AMA)
- AMA Consumer Behavior Special Interest Group
- National Business Education Association
- Marketing Ethics, Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, New York, 2008
- Influencing Sales Through Store Design, Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, New York, 2001
- Reflections on Life in Higher Education, Palgrave Macmillan, November 2015
- “An Examination of the Relationship Between Critical Thinking and Research Skills of Millennial Students,” Marketing Management Association 2006 Fall Educators’ Conference Proceedings, September 21, 2006.
- “Fostering Marketing Literacy,” Marketing Management Association 2008 Fall Educators’
Conference Proceedings, September 26, 2008.
- “The Ethics of Stealth Marketing,” Marketing Management Association’s 2010 Spring Conference Proceedings
- “Green Marketing: Do Colleges Practice What They Preach?” Marketing Management Association’s 2010 Spring Conference Panel, Chicago, March 25, 2010
- “Are Marketers Responsible for Consumer Happiness?” Happiness Symposium, St. John’s University, September 9, 2010
- “Constructing a Meaningful Internship.” Co-Authored with Margrette Newhouse, Myer’s Chair, St. John’s University, Marketing Management Association’s Fall Educators’ Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, September 30, 2010
- “Service in Academia Panel,” Marketing Management Association’s Spring Conference, Chicago, February 27, 2013
- “Reflections on Life in Higher Education Panel,” Marketing Management Association’s Spring Conference, Chicago, March 26, 2014
- “Shark Tank!” A New Version of a Marketing Plan Project, Marketing Management Association’s Fall Educators’ Conference, San Antonio, Texas, September 18, 2014
- “A New Approach to Textbook Decisions: Consider Value” Marketing Management Association Educators’ Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 18, 2015.
- Patricia Karush, M.B.A.Assistant Professor of Marketing