Thomas W. Lanis


Associate Professor,

Gene A. Nelson Endowed Chair

Thomas W. Lanis, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the Gene A. Nelson Endowed Chair in Business Administration at The School of Business, East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where he also directs the Oscar L. Parker Center for the Advancement of Ethical Standards in Business and Society. He earned his PhD, MBA, and B.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Lanis primarily teaches advanced marketing courses such as Market Research, Professional Selling, Marketing Research, and Promotional Policy in Marketing. Prior to teaching at the collegiate level, Dr. Lanis worked in industry for more than 10 years. His experience includes banking and financial services marketing and promotion, public relations, marketing research, and commercial product marketing and sales. He is an associate with Hanzon Solutions, a Chicago-based consulting firm. Locally, he is a member of the Ada Chamber of Commerce, helping improve the quality of life in the greater Ada area.