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Thomas Bowers

Contact Information

(812) 855-9308
bowers [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Associate Professor of Business Law
  • Co-Director, Kelley MBA Sports and Entertainment Network

Campus

  • Bloomington

Education

  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1977
  • BS, Ohio State University, 1974

Professional Experience

  • University of San Diego School of Law, 1983-1984

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Graduate Accounting Programs, Outstanding Professor Award, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Kelley School of Business, Trustees Teaching Award, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2013
  • Kelley School of Business, Innovative Teaching Award, 2004
  • Alpha Kappa Psi, Teaching Excellence Award, 1994, 1997
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1994, 2000
  • Student Choice Award (campus-wide), 1988
  • MBAA Teaching Excellence Award in Business Law, 1983
  • Teacher of the Year - IU Dental School, 1981, 1983
  • Student Alumni Council Outstanding Teacher Award, 1982

Professional Interests

Corporate Finance Law, Business Ethics, Sports and Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law

Selected Publications

  • Mallor, Jane P., A. James Barnes, Thomas Bowers, and Arlen W. Langvardt (2013), Business Law: The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment (15th Edition), Burr Ridge, Illinois: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

  • Bowers, Thomas (2012), "America's Addiction to Tontines," Business Horizons, May-June, 55(3): 313-318.

  • Bowers, Thomas (2012), "Facebook Fallout: Ordinary Investors Exposed to Risk," Indianapolis Star, June 2.

  • Bowers, Thomas (2002), “Success off the Field is a Family Affair, Too,” Sports Business Journal, July 15.

  • Bowers, Thomas (2001), “New York Gets Second Chance at Garden Party,” Sports Business Journal, February 5.

  • Bowers, Thomas (2001), “One Battle Too Many,” Sports Business Journal, August 13. 

  • Bowers, Thomas (2001), “It’s Money, Not Fans, Behind New NCAA Rule,” Sports Business Journal, July 23. 

  • Bowers, Thomas (2001), “Nationalize Bonds’ No. 71 Home-Run Ball,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 4.

  • Bowers, Thomas (2001), “Low Ethics, Low Profit: Does MLB Understand,” Sports Business Journal, November 26.

  • Bowers, Thomas (1999), "TV sports has lost its drama," The Providence Journal, Tuesday, October 3, 2000.

  • Bowers, Thomas (1999), "LPGA’s Handicap: Marketing Misses the Target," Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 12, July.

  • Bowers, Thomas, (1999), "Time's Not Right for Women's Pro Soccer," Sports Business Journal, July 26, 1999

  • Bowers, Thomas, (1999), "Call out the Cleaners; Prop 16's a Huge Mess," Sports Business Journal, April 19, 1999.

  • Bowers, Thomas, (1999), "Scholarship Limits Offer Handy Excuse to Exploit Athletes," Sports Business Journal, March 15, 1999.

  • Bowers, Thomas (1999), "NBA Still Has Long Road to Travel," The Boston Globe, January 12.

  • Bowers, Thomas (1998), "Taking the Greed out of Getting the Ball," The Chicago Tribune, September 10, 1998.

  • Bowers, Thomas (1998), "Sacred Baseballs All Belong in the Hall of Fame," The National Law Journal, September 21, 1998.

  • Bowers, Thomas (1995), Law of Commercial Transactions and Business Associations, Irwin.