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Thomas A. Shirley

School of Global Innovation and Leadership
San José State University
College of Business
One Washington Square
San José, Ca 95192-0164 

Office: BT 660
Office Phone: 408-924-8032

Office Hours:

Spring 2015: 

Monday 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM (By Appointment)

Tuesday 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM (By Appointment)

or via Phone (By Appointment)

E-mail: (preferred contact)
URL: SJSU Instructure Login Page
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Thomas is currently a Lecturer in the Lucas Graduate and School of Business and Department of Psychology at San José State University.
He was awarded a Ph.D. at the University of California at Davis with interests in Psychometrics, Language Learners, and eLearning. He was also awarded a Masters of Business Administration in International Business and a Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami in Coral Gables (Miami), Florida.

Prior to his current role at SJSU, he also held roles as a mergers and acquisitions advisor and executive with McKinsey, KPMG, and General Electric (GE) across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
His personal and professional cross-cultural and cross-lingual experiences have led him to his current research interests related to the education and assessment of language learners and lower socioeconomic subgroups, including his dissertation titled, “Language Learners and the Impact of Reading Ability and Income and Education Inequality on Science and Math Achievement: Discriminate Function Analysis and Differential Item Functioning (Item Bias) Studies of the PISA Results.”    
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