Harvard Students Honor Dean Thomas with Service Award

March 28, 2012 Dean Thomas HBS Award

David A. Thomas, Dean and William R. Berkley Chair of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, received the Bert King Award for Service from the Harvard Business School African American Student Union (AASU) at the 40th Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference on Saturday, March 24, in Boston. 

Prior to his appointment at Georgetown University, Thomas was the H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where he directed the school’s Organizational Behavior Unit. He also served as senior associate dean and director of faculty recruitment at Harvard; led its business school’s required first-year MBA course, Leadership and Organizational Behavior; and held the position of faculty chair for several executive education programs.

Thomas is only the second non-alumus to receive the award, which recognizes and honors his 20 years of outstanding teaching, his commitment to service particularly in the field of public education innovation, and his role as a mentor and advisor to AASU.

Photo caption: MBA student Katrina Journey, the African American Student Union community service chair, presented the award, which was sponsored by The Bert King Foundation.