Project Management

Dr. Willis Thomas


Dr. Willis H. Thomas teaches courses in Human Resources and Project Management at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Willis has been in senior management for life sciences companies for the past 15 years.

He has extensive experience in the areas of human resources, learning and development, quality assurance, project management, sales and marketing, measurement and evaluation, and operations.

His publications have received global recognition from associations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI), and he is a recipient of the Cleland Award. He has been a featured speaker on an international basis and has received the Apex Publication Excellence Award for implementing useful tools for project management, evaluation and training.

Willis is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT).

Business Leader Faculty® Since 2016

Professional Experience

Director of Training


Senior Consultant

Express Scripts/Medco

Associate Director, Learning Management


Manager, Organizational Development



International Institute for Learning


Presentation Partners

National Training Manager

Brinks Home Security


Western Michigan University

Doctor of Philosophy

National-Louis University

Master of Science

University of Wisconsin

Bachelor of Arts