Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D.

Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D., became director of the Center for Community and Business Research in November 2011, where he leads a staff of economists and researchers who provide economic impact analyses, assessments, and feasibility studies on a wide variety of topics. He comes to the center with many years of experience in economic development, strategic planning, IT management and research for corporate and governmental entities, including KPMG Consulting and USAID. Tunstall’s career includes work with small businesses across the U.S. as well as international economic business development experience in Azerbaijan, Kenya, Zambia, Guam and Afghanistan. He is also the author of Outsourcing and Management (2007). Tunstall holds a doctorate in economics and public policy and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas.