Thomas "Tom" Patton

Tom Patton
  • Professor of the Practice
  • Analytics, Information, Operations academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, Room 3132


Tom E. Patton teaches supply chain management at the University of Kansas School of Business. He earned a bachelor's degree in business and mathematics from St. Cloud State University and a Master of Engineering in industrial engineering from Iowa State University.

He has more than 28 years of industry experience in various engineering, sales and supply chain management roles, predominantly in telecommunications. Patton is recognized as a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) by the Institute of Supply Management.


M.Engr. in Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University
B.S. in Business and Mathematics, St. Cloud State University


Summary of Qualifications: Progressive experience in diverse industries; skill sets include college instructor, people management, leading complex negotiations, savings, and technological wherewithal. Solid decision maker with excellent problem-solving and communication skills; interested in supply chain management, the telecom industry, network systems and teaching at the university level; additional attributes include: Leadership Complex Negotiations Value / Savings Problem Solving Supply Chain Business Acumen Industrial Engineer College Lecturer Telecom Systems Information Technology Global Outsourcing Financial Analysis