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