Thomas Stanton, Adjunct Faculty

Thomas H. Stanton, JD, is a former member of the federal Senior Executive Service, a former president of the Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM), and a holder of the AFERM Hall of Fame Award. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, which awarded him its George Graham Award for Exceptional Service to the Academy. 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 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 H. Stanton, JD