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Dr. Thomas Kohler

Meet Dr. Thomas Kohler

HPU’s Assistant Professor of Marketing, Dr. Thomas Kohler, received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Innsbruck University School of Management in Austria. His research focuses on how organizations  can effectively employ co-creation and crowdsourcing strategies. He has also worked with various organizations on designing and implementing social media strategies and is the founder of the nonprofit organization travel2change ( His work has been published in journals such as the MIS Quarterly, Technovation and Harvard Business Manager. He brings national and international experts through virtual world technology into his classrooms. Dr. Kohler assists HPU faculty, who want to use virtual worlds for blended learning, earning him the HPU Golden Apple Award for his efforts in Reflective Use of Technology.