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Clay Thomas

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor
Department: Management and Entrepreneurship
Office: 3134 Gerdin

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  • Qualitative methods
  • Professional authority and autonomy
  • Emotions
  • Organization theory


Best Paper Award, Healthcare Management Division, The Academy of Management 2021

Selected Publications

  • Mukherjee, S., & Thomas, C. D. *equal authorship* (2023) "Feeling Rule Management and Relational Authority: Fostering patient compliance in palliative care consultations", Organization Studies, 44 (3):451 - 472. Link to Paper
  • Scott Feyereisen, William McConnell, Clayton Thomas, and Neeraj Puro (2021) "Physician Dominance in the 21st Century: Examining the Rise of Non-Physician Autonomy through Prevailing Theoretical Lenses", Sociology of Health and Illness, 43 (8):1867-1886. Link to Paper
  • Gray, N., Thomas, C. D., Wilson, A. B., Youngblood Ortiz, A., & Caldwell, J. L. (2022) "Program Management Issues: Pursuing AUPHA Program Certification in an AACSB-Accredited Business College", Journal of Health Administration Education, 39 (1):143-155. Link to Paper
  • Scott Feyereisen, Neeraj Puro, Clayton Thomas, and William McConnell (2021) "A New Kind of Gatekeeper: The Increasing Prevalence of Advanced Practice Nurses as Case Managers in US Hospitals", Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 25 (5):596-612. Link to Paper
  • Fabio Rojas, Clayton D. Thomas, Shibashis Mukherjee, Emily Meanwell, Lauren Apgar (2019) "Complementary work in the hospital: How infection preventionists perceive opportunities for cooperation with higher status physicians", Journal of Professions and Organization, 6:196-212. Link to Paper
  • Clayton D. Thomas, Lydia DiSabatino, Fabio Rojas (2019) "The effects of education and clinical specialization on nurses’ status affirmation by physicians: A quantitative analysis", Journal of Interprofessional Care, 33 (2):252-263. Link to Paper