Dr. Linda Thomas

INTERIM DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING
Building: Rocco
Room: 301
Phone: 201-216-5681
Email: lthomas2@stevens.edu
Resume
Education

Doctor of Philosophy 2000    Georgia Institute of Technology        

Dissertation Title:  An Integrated Model for Facilities Management: Indoor Environment Evaluation

Juris Doctor               1992                University of Miami               Law, Cum Laude

Masters of Science      1984               University of Florida              Civil Engineering

Bachelors of Science   1982               University of Florida              Civil Engineering

Research

Failure of the Indoor Environment

Sick Building Syndrome

Construction Law

Mega Projects

Experience
  • Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Construction Manager        
  • The Ewing Group, Atlanta, GA, Senior Attorney, Litigation         
  • Drew, Eckl & Farnham, Atlanta, GA,  Attorney
  • United States Navy, Civil Engineer Corps, Active Duty Officer                       

 

Professional Service

Committee on Protecting Occupants of DOD Buildings from Chemical or Biological Release, Member National Academies’ Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology and the Board on Life Sciences, Washington DC

Chair of Cluster Presentation at Building Education and Research Conference, Manchester, England

Visiting Faculty, Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute, Department of Building Sciences

Invited Lecturer and Keynote speaker at IFMA, Prague Republic of Czech

Consulting Service

Sick Building investigations

Faculty Development in Construction Management Programs

Honors & Awards

2012 San Diego Business Journal awardee “Women Who Mean Business”

2012 Emerald’s “Best New Launch” Journal Award. (Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Law in the Built Environment)

2012 Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award, National NAWIC

2012 Executive of the Year, National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

2010-2011 Faculty Member of the Year, NSAD

2008- Women Out Front Award, Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Team                                 

2005- Sigma Lambda Chi International Honor Society, Faculty Honorary member

2004- National Association of Women in Construction, Construction Visionary Award Nominee

1998-College of Architecture Outstanding Faculty for Education & Practice Award

1991-Winner Summer Mock Trial Competition, Rumberger, Kirk

1990-Winner Moot Court Competition, University of Miami

1990-Member of Law Review, University of Miami

1990-Member of Moot Court Board, University of Miami 

1989-Colson Law Scholar, University of Miami

1987-National University Certificate of Leadership, San Dieg

1986-Navy Achievement Medal, U.S. Navy

1986-Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon and Bronze Letter “S”, U.S. Navy

1986-Expert Pistol Shot Medal, U.S. Navy

1985-1989-Various Letters of Commendation, U.S. Navy 

1982-Order of the Engineer, University of Florida

1982-Epsilon Lambda Chi, Engineering Leadership Circle, University of Florida

1980-Herbert Grey Memorial Scholar, University of Florida

1978-Second Place Student Engineering Design Award, Drexel University, Philadelphia

 

Appointments

Professor    Stevens Institute of Technology                  2014-Present

 Dean         NewSchool of Architecture & Design            2012-2014

 Chair         NewSchool of Architecture & Design            2010-2012

 Asc Chair   Georgia Institute of Technology                   2007-2010

 Asc Prof     Georgia Institute of Technology                   2006-2010 (with tenure)

 Ast Prof      Georgia Institute of Technology                   2000-2006

  

Grants, Contracts & Funds

Title: General Services Administration-Public Building Services Research and Education Partnership

Role: Linda Thomas-Mobley (Principal investigator/Project director); R. Kangari (Co-Principal Investigator)

Amount Funded: $29,880(Thomas-Mobley); $52,290(Kangari); $82,120 (Total)

Project Sponsor: General Services Administration, Regional Directors Office

Purpose: The objective of this partnership is to provide a built environment-specific entrée into the research and educational activities of the Georgia Institute of Technology.  The partnership allows the named project investigators to act as liaisons between the Sunbelt Region’s Public Building Service and The Building Construction Program at Georgia Tech. Specifically this partnership will allow the continuation of the Coo-op and Intern Education and Training Program to provide engineering, construction and facility management training and education to coo-ops and interns assigned.

Significance: Develop an alliance with the federal government and its research programs, Educate AEC industry.

 

Title: Internal Government Personnel Act (IPA)

Role: Principal Investigator

Amount Funded: $134,135.78

Project Sponsor: General Services Administration, Regional Directors Office

Purpose: Investigate feasibility of working relationship among Georgia Tech, Georgia State University and the General Services Administration.  Report on construction management successes by core team concept between GSA and the Center for Disease Control.

Significance: Develop an alliance with the federal government and its research programs

 

Title: Investigation of Polk County Courthouse Failure

Role: Linda Thomas-Mobley (Principal investigator/Project director); R. Kangari (Co-Principal Investigator)

Amount Funded: $4,500.00

Project Sponsor: General Services Administration, Regional Directors Office

Purpose: Conduct an investigation and draw conclusions concerning the building failure after reported mycotoxin proliferation.  Conduct an investigation into the legal theories used in the legal action against the designer, contractor and insurance agent.

Significance: Mold proliferation and mycotoxin pollution is currently the most significant problem for office buildings in high humid areas.

 

Title: Integrated Facility Management of the Indoor Environment: Analysis of the HVAC Practices of the Middle District of Florida Federal Buildings compared to Commercial Buildings

Role: Linda Thomas-Mobley (Principal investigator/Project director); R. Kangari (Co-Principal Investigator)

Amount Funded: $33,170.85

Project Sponsor: General Services Administration, Public Building Service

Purpose: Compare HVAC Operation procedures and practices of federal government and private industry in high humidity climate.

Significance: Mold proliferation and mycotoxin pollution is currently the most significant problem for office buildings in high humid areas.

 

Title: Integrated Facility Management of the Indoor Environment: Building Investigation of the James Lawrence King Federal Building

Role: Linda Thomas-Mobley (Principal investigator/Project director); R. Kangari (Co-Principal Investigator)

Amount Funded: $147,898.74

Project Sponsor: General Services Administration, Public Building Service

Purpose: Investigate indoor environment using a multidisciplinary approach.

Significance: Mold proliferation and mycotoxin pollution is currently the most significant problem for office buildings in high humid areas.

 

Title: Integrated Facility Management of the Indoor Environment: Development of a Decision Support System for the Management of Mold in Federal Buildings

Role: Linda Thomas-Mobley (Principal investigator/Project director); R. Kangari (Co-Principal Investigator)

Amount Funded: $68,418.21

Project Sponsor: General Services Administration, Public Building Service

Purpose: Investigate indoor environment using a multidisciplinary approach facilitate the gathering of the operation and management protocol for the purpose of applying decision science to results.

Significance: Mold proliferation and mycotoxin pollution is currently the most significant problem for office buildings in high humid areas.

 

Title: Facility Managers Role in the Era of Bio/Chem. Threats

Role: Principal Investigator

Amount Funded: $55,000

Project Sponsor: General Services Administration, Public Building Service

Purpose: Investigational study with regard to operation and management procedures and technologies, which deal with bio/chem., Threats to indoor environment

Significance:  As a response to the increased awareness of various terrorist attacks to buildings, GSA desires this study to formulate a proactive approach to this new set of circumstances and potential problems.

 

Title: Building Investigation

Role: Principal Investigator

Amount Funded: $5,000

Project Sponsor: The Home Depot

Purpose: Investigate cause of sick building, interview occupants; develop corporate protocol for retail outlets in humid areas

 

Title: Legacy: Public Building Services Academy

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Amount Funded: $16,000

Project Sponsor: General Services Administration

Purpose: Investigate Design and Construction Management, draft case study for archiving in PBS Academy program

 

Title: Mold Remediation Review

Role: Principal Investigator

Amount Funded: Under IPA

Project Sponsor: Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration