Paul J. Thomas is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. Paul is responsible for teaching courses in systems development and project management. Prior to joining Purdue University as a member of faculty, Paul was an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University’s Department of Integrated Studies where he taught courses in programming and software engineering. He has over three years of experience working in industry, primarily as an analyst, with stints at Accenture and HUB International. Paul was a graduate student at Purdue University between 2015 and 2021, during which he earned his Master’s Degree in Computer and Information Technology as well as his PhD in Technology. His research interests are centered around gamification, IT & project management education, and technology-supported active learning.
MS (Computer and Information Technology), Purdue University, 2017
B.Tech (Computer Sciences & Engineering), Mahatma Gandhi University, India, 2012
Magana, A. J., Karabiyik, T., Thomas, P., Jaiswal, A., Perera, V., & Dworkin, J. (2022). Teamwork facilitation and conflict resolution training in a HyFlex course during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Journal of Engineering Education, 111(2), 446-473.
Jaiswal, A., Thomas, P. J., Karabiyik, T., Perera, V., & Magana, A. J. (2021, July). Assessing the Impact of Transition from Face-to-Face to Online Instruction on Team Cooperation. In 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access.
Jaiswal, A., Karabiyik, T., Thomas, P., & Magana, A. J. (2021). Characterizing team orientations and academic performance in cooperative project-based learning environments. Education Sciences, 11(9), 520.
Thomas, P. J., Patel, D., & Magana, A. J. (2021). Characterizing Student Proficiency in Software Modeling in Terms of Functions, Structures, and Behaviors. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 21(3), 1-25.
Karabiyik, T., Jaiswal, A., Thomas, P., & J. Magana, A. (2020). Understanding the interactions between the scrum master and the development team: A game-theoretic approach. Mathematics, 8(9), 1553.
Magana, A. J., Seah, Y. Y., & Thomas, P. (2018). Fostering cooperative learning with Scrum in a semi-capstone systems analysis and design course. Journal of Information Systems Education, 29(2), 75-92.
Thomas, P. J., & Dittman, K. C. (2016). Social Media and its Impact on Quality of Communication Management. IAJC-ISAM Joint International Conference.