Dr. Thomas Waller has been teaching with Colorado Christian University (CCU) since 2014 as an Affiliate Faculty of Business and Leadership courses in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies, School of Business and Technology. With 40 years of cumulative business experience in multiple sectors of the economy and in the public sector, Dr. Waller is a progressive critical thinking educator teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in business, entrepreneurship, marketing, organizational leadership, business research, organizational change management, and organizational behavior both in face-to-face and Online forums. In 2018, he was appointed to the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Business, Technology, and Leadership, Business and Technology Division, College of Adult and Graduate Studies, at CCU.
An entrepreneur most of his professional life, Dr. Waller has started, funded, and managed multiple small business ventures; served on the board of directors of numerous businesses, non-profit entities, and ministries; served as CEO and in senior leadership management roles in sales, marketing, business development, venture capital, finance, negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, real estate development, financial services, and; a business development consultant for many small businesses. Tom has spoken as a presenter in over 2000 public speaking engagements in his business career and public service as an urban and transportation planner. He has raised over $600 million in venture and syndication capital for small businesses. He has expertise in Design Thinking, a cutting-edge customer-centric entrepreneurial methodology that entails the customer experience, journey, engagement, relationship and retention building, communication, product or service design, and solving problems.
Since beginning his teaching responsibilities with CCU, Dr. Waller has become a mentor to students he has taught who have reached out for direction in entrepreneurship, marketing products, leadership, and effective communication approaches for business strategies in product and service development, solving problems, and decision-making. Further, he is active in affiliate faculty meetings designed to improve teaching, student communication, critical thinking approaches in the classroom, cutting-edge student learning techniques, challenging students to excel in their verbal and written communications, and challenging affiliate faculty to be a critical reflective teacher.