Consultants & Instructors

  • Thomas Edwards, Jr.

    Thomas Edwards, Jr.

    Consultant - MAP, Strategic Planning Streamlined

    About Thomas Edwards (He/Him)

    Tom Edwards pursues organizational excellence from the perspectives of research, practical application, and teaching. His years of practical experience include driving innovation from the top management team of a NYSE-listed company and as an independent consultant. This practical experience is augmented by doctoral research into what makes organizations innovative. Tom has served as an executive with profit and loss responsibility for a strategic business unit of a NYSE listed manufacturing firm focused on water and air pollution control products. Tom then accepted the challenge of building a culture of innovation at the company. Tom’s current challenge is building a graduate program in leadership for the college of engineering at Temple University in Philadelphia. Tom’s doctoral research focused on improving the effectiveness of corporate venture capital investment as a method of innovation. Tom served on National Science Foundation committees to award innovation grants to university faculty and technology-based entrepreneurs. Tom has worked to apply his business skills to support Non-Profit Organizations. This has included work as a strategy consultant for the LaSalle University Non-Profit Center and service on the boards of diverse nonprofit organizations including The Chamber Arts Guild, the Hedwig House, and the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI)