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Thomas Crain, ABD

Senior Lecturer
Academic AreaBusiness Communication
Academic AreaLaw & Ethics
Areas of InterestEthics, Leadership Theory, Rhetoric and Cross-cultural Communications, Economic and Social History of Baltimore

Thomas Crain, ABD (the Johns Hopkins University) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 1993. He is a Senior Lecturer with expertise in the areas of communications and ethics.


  • MA, Humanities, Johns Hopkins University
  • MA, English and American Language and Literature, University of Michigan
  • BA, German Language and Literature, University of Maryland European Division
  • BA, English, Williams College


    Selected publications

    • Crain, T.  Self-Deception, Personal Voice, and Decision Making



    • Business Communication
    • Corporate Governance
    • Leadership in Organizations

    Honors and distinctions

    • 2009  Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University
    • 2007 – Present:  Vice Chair & Chair of Programs Committee, Maryland Humanities Council Board of Trustees (elected)
    • 2003 – Present: Member,  Baltimore Architecture Foundation Board of Directors
    • 1995 – 2001: University Continuing Education Association, Chair of the Humanities, Arts, and Sciences Division; Commissioner, Education and Technology Commission