Thomas Altura

Thomas Altura

School of Management
College of Business

San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, California  95192-0070




Preferred: 408-924-7884

Office Hours

See syllabus

Office Location

BT 665


Ph.D. in Management, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015

M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2010

B.A. in Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005


Thomas Altura is an assistant professor in the School of Management at San Jose State University. He received his Ph.D. and M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and holds a B.A. in Anthropology, also from UCLA. Tom researches organizations, institutions, and markets, focusing particularly on organizational and institutional change. He teaches in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business’s undergraduate and M.B.A. programs, as well as the College of Engineering’s M.S. Engineering, Specialization in Business Leadership program. Tom currently teaches Organization Theory, Developing and Managing People, and Managing Organizational Change. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Tom has worked in the financial services industry and has also performed extensively as a jazz bassist.