Dr. Joe Thomas Ph.D.
Director, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
201-C Luce Hall (Mail Stop 7-J), 112 Cooper Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5022
Joe Thomas currently serves as the Director, VADM James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the US Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, MD. A retired Marine, he served previously as the Class of 1961 Professor of Leadership Education at USNA and as Director, MajGen John A. Lejeune Leadership Institute at Marine Corps University in Quantico, VA. In addition he’s taught at the University of Notre Dame, University of Maryland, George Washington University and the National Outdoor Leadership School. He has published five books on the topics of leadership and ethics, along with numerous articles, book chapters, and research reports. Joe supported student research that led to the award of Rhodes, Mitchell, and Fulbright scholarships. He’s also planned and led cultural immersion expeditions to South Africa, Tibet, Turkey, Vietnam, Morocco, Peru, Jordan, India and Mongolia and has taught at service academies and war colleges in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and throughout Africa. Joe holds masters’ degrees from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the US Army War College, a PhD from George Mason University, and Certificate in Public Leadership from the Brookings Institute.