Thomas Stanton, Adjunct Faculty

Thomas Stanton, JD, is a past president of the Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He holds degrees from the University of California at Davis, Yale University, and the Harvard Law School.

His books include Meeting the Challenge of 9/11: Blueprints for Effective, Government (M.E. Sharpe Publishers, 2006) and Making Government Manageable (co-edited with Benjamin Ginsberg, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004). Concerns expressed in A State of Risk (HarperCollins, 1991) helped lead to legislation creating a new federal financial regulator. His book, Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2012), exploring differences between firms that successfully navigated the financial crisis and those that failed, has just been translated and published in China. His most recent book is Managing Risk and Performance: A Guide for Government Decision Makers (John Wiley & Sons, 2014), co-edited with Douglas Webster.

Some of Mr. Stanton’s publications can be found at

Thomas Stanton