Tom Drape, Ph.D., earned a bilingual doctorate with honors from IESE Business School in Barcelona (Spain) and taught at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany). Dr. Drape is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force working as a program manager and procurement specialist on multi-million dollar aerospace projects leading to Level III Program Management and Level 1 Multinational Program Management Certification. His academic administrative experience includes U.S. Air Force Academy Chair and Deputy Director for the Program in Advanced Security Studies at the Marshall Center, Director for the Embry-Riddle School of Business, Chair of the MBA and Graduate Business Programs in the School of Business at Azusa Pacific University and Deputy Department Head for Operations in the Department of Management at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In addition to his Ph.D., Dr. Drape earned an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has held faculty appointments at five academic institutions and has led academic study abroad programs on four continents and fifteen countries including Turkey, China, India, Japan, S. Korea, El Salvador, Uruguay, Bolivia, France and Italy.
Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Management,
Universidad de Navarra
M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Business Administration,
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
- Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Global Entrepreneurship
- Doing Business in Europe
- Management of the Multicultural Workforce
- International Security Studies
- Global Marketing Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Cross-Cultural Leadership
- Drape, T., (2021). “Supply Chain Security: A Strategic Perspective and the Role of Blockchain”, Accepted for the International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines Conference Proceedings, October, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Drape, T., (2021). “Is it really a Higher Ed Learner Revolution”, Accepted for the International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines Conference Proceedings, October, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Drape, T., (2020). “Remapping Global Business Through the Reshaping of Trade”, Journal of the Global Business Research Symposium, Fall 2020, Volume 2, No. 1, ISBN: 978-0-9978326-1-7.
- Drape, T., (2019). “SkyBridge Arizona: International Air Cargo Model for the Future?” presented at the Air Transport Research Society World Conference, July, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- Drape, T., Sharma, M. and Williams, M., (2019). “Recruiting and Retaining Quality Faculty” presented at the ACBSP Dean’s Leadership Conference, November, Washington DC.
- Drape, T., (2019). “Cross-Cultural Coaching to Optimize Student Learning during Faculty-led Study Abroad”, Academy of International Business Conference Proceedings, July Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Drape, T., (2019). “Next-Gen Technologies and the Reshaping of Trade and Supply Chains”, International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines Conference Proceedings, October, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Drape, T., (2019). “Cross-Cultural Coaching (CCC) Framework for Global Leadership Development”, Global Business Research Society Conference Proceedings, June, Valencia, Spain.
- Drape, T., (2017). Immersion Experiences and Designing a Faculty-Led Study Abroad, Academy of International Business Proceedings, July 2-5, Dubai, UAE.
- Drape, T., (2017). Developing and Growing a Global Business Undergraduate Major, Academy of International Business Proceedings, July 2-5, Dubai, UAE.
- Drape, T., (2017). “Three Models for Developing a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program”, Presentation at the North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) Conference, March 29-31st, Spokane, WA.
- Drape, T., (2013). “Do Student Response Systems Cross Country and Cultural Boundaries? A Multicultural Assessment”, Presentation at the Academy of International Business, July 3-6, Istanbul, Turkey.
- Drape, T., Quintanilla, J., Green, S., (2010). Individual Pay for Performance in Spain: Cognitive Sociology and Subsidiary Insider Perspective, Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol. 52, No. 3, 217-230.
- Martin, J., Heppard, K., and Drape, T., (2010). “Developing an International Business Curriculum: A Case Study of the United States Air Force Academy”, Presentation at the Academy of International Business, June 27-29, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Drape, T., and Martin, J., (2009). “The YouTube Generation and Teaching International Business: Integrating short video clips to enhance course effectiveness”, Presentation at the Academy of International Business, June 27-30, San Diego, California.
- Levy, D., Drape T., and Blass F. R., (2009). “Experiential learning exercise: A dramaturgical approach to understanding organizational interaction”, Presentation at the Eastern Academy of Management Annual Conference, May 16-18, Hartford, Connecticut.
- Drape, T., and Quintanilla, J., (2009). U.S. Multinational Mandates Individual Pay for Performance Worldwide: Politics of Resistance in the Case of Three Subsidiaries in Spain, Southwest Review of International Business Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, 219-231.
- Drape, T., Levy, D., and Blass, F. R., (2009). Linking Stories with On-Line Threaded Discussions for Critical Thinking in Management Curriculum. Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Vol. 36, No. 1.
- Hendow, S., Falvey, S., Nelson, B., Thienel, L. and Drape, T., (2006). Overview of Qualification Protocol of Fiber Lasers for Space Applications. Published in the SPIE proceedings, Vol. 6100; DOI 10.1117/12.674331.
- Drape, T., and Quintanilla, J., (2004). El Aprendizaje en las Empresas Multinacionales (Globalization and MNCs), Capitulo en Desaprendizaje Organizativo, Ariel (Spain).
- 2021-Current, Interim Dean, College of Business, Security and Intelligence, ERAU
- 2020-2021, Interim Dean, College of Security and Intelligence, ERAU
- 2019-2021, Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, ERAU
- 2018-Current, Director, School of Business, ERAU
- 2015-Current, Program Chair, Global Business and Supply Chain Management, School of Business
- 2014-2015, Graduate Chair/MBA Program Director, School of Business, Azusa Pacific University
- 2013-2014, Director, MBA Programs, School of Business, Azusa Pacific University, CA
- 2012-2013, Faculty, School of Business and Leadership, University of Puget Sound, WA
- 2009-2012, Deputy Director, Program in Advanced Security Studies, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
- 2008-2009, Deputy Department Head (Associate Dean) for Operations, Department of Management, U.S. Air Force Academy
- 2007-2008, Director of Curriculum, Department of Management, U.S. Air Force Academy
- 2006-2007, Deputy Branch Chief, Spacecraft Component Technology Center of Excellence, Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland AFB
- 2005-2006, Program Manager, AF Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland AFB
- 2004-2005, Chief of Program Control, AF Research Laborat, Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland AFB
- 1995-1997, Chief, Global Positioning System Satellite System Test, Los Angeles AFB
- 1993-1995, International Programs and Affairs Officer, Los Angeles AFB
Memberships and Credentials
- L3 Harris (2020): Strategic Supply Chain Relationships and Sourcing Training, Salt Lake City, UT
- LoSpeziale USA (2018): Mentored strategic import-export business and marketing plan
- Pasolini dall ‘Onda (2017): Mentored Strategic Export Plan from Italy to U.S.
- Wing Space CoWorking (2017): Mentored student-led consulting project on developing and presenting a Business Model Canvas on a co-working entrepreneurial idea in the Prescott area
- SHIPHAUS Global Freight Forwarder (2016): Mentored student-led consulting project developing and presenting a company Strategic Management Plan
- Croatian Police Department (2012): Led seminar-style consulting project on creating a vision and mission statement and aligning it with goals for the Croatian police force
- Albanian Ministry of Defense (2012): Supported future-needs assessment for the Albanian Ministry of Defense and their defense forces
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
- 2020 Teacher of the Year, Selection by the Embry-Riddle Student-Athletes, Prescott, AZ
- 2017-2019 College Class Marshal, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ
- 2015 Teacher of the Year, School of Business, Azusa Pacific University
- 2009 U.S. Air Force Academy Chair, George C. Marshall European Center, Germany
- 2006 White House Fellow National Finalist
- 1999 Distinguished Leadership Graduate and Outstanding Squadron Leadership Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
- 1992 National Collegiate Boxing Champion and All-American honors
- 1988 National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award