Staci Thomas

Professor of Practice in Communications

Staci Thomas

Staci Thomas

Staci Thomas has over 15 years' experience in consumer and industrial product marketing communication. She began her career as a Mandarin translator for the US Air Force, working to lower cultural barriers and increase communication effectiveness. She then led communication initiatives at MagneTek Electric Motors, Sigma-Aldrich, Emerson Electric, Life Technologies and more. Staci has been teaching at Wash U for five years, most recently serving as the Assistant Director of English Language Programs. Her focus is providing an engaging, challenging environment that offers students relevant, real-world communication experience.

Area of Expertise

Management Strategy, Business Education, Management Development, Motivation, Training and Development, Advertising, Business-to-Business Marketing, Consumer Products Marketing, Marketing, Negotiation, Team Development, Management Development, Management Strategy, Motivation, Negotiation


  • MA 2010, Webster University
  • BA 1999, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Teaching Interests

Management Communication
Phonology of English

Personal Interests

Staci enjoys reading, running, her two boys and contemplating survival on a post-apocalyptic zombie-infested planet.


Staci Thomas