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R. Thomas Lenz

Contact Information

(812) 856-7852
tlenz [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Professor Emeritus


  • Bloomington


  • DBA, Indiana University, 1978
  • MBA, University of Illinois, 1972
  • BS, Indiana University, 1969

Professional Experience

  • Program in Western European Studies, John F. Kennedy Institute, Director
  • Manager of Quality Control,Major Home Appliance Group, General Electric Company
  • Resident Director, Program in Western European Studies, Tilburg University, The Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Chairman, Executive Education
  • Chairman of the Board, Kelley Executive Partners, IURTC, Indiana University
  • Associate Dean, Indianapolis Programs
  • Chairperson, Executive MBA Program
  • Chairperson, MBA-Career-In-Progress Program
  • Co-Director, MBA Program Consulting Academy
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Bank One, Marion
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Acordia Northeast, Inc.
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Guarantee Auto Stores, Inc.

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • MBA Teaching Excellence Award, 1978-1980, 1982, 1984-1986, 1992, 1995
  • Max Barney Executive Education Teaching Award, 1994
  • Eli Lilly Teaching Excellence Award, 1992, 1993
  • Visiting Professor of Strategic Management, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 1987
  • Amoco Foundation Teaching Excellence Award, 1984
  • Doctoral Student Outstanding Teaching Award, 1982
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Former President, Alpha Chapter, Beta Gama Sigma, Kelley School of Business

Professional Interests

Strategic Management

Personal Interests

Golf, Reading, Bicycling

Current Projects

  • Program Manager, Rolls-Royce
  • Program Manager, Indiana Partnership for Management Development
  • Redesign of the Integrated Core in Undergraduate Program
  • Co-Leadership of the Diversity Initiative
  • Development of a New Marketing Strategy of the Undergraduate Program