Congratulations to MTSU Professor Dr. Thomas Tang

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Dr. Thomas Tang, a professor in the Department of Management and Marketing in the MTSU Jones College of Business, was recently named a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology.

“This is quite a prestigious award and is in recognition of his professional accomplishments and the high regard in which he is held by colleagues around the world,” said Dr. Peter Cunningham in the Office of the University Provost at MTSU.

Founded in 1920, the International Association of Applied Psychology is the oldest of its kind and includes scholars and researchers from more than 80 countries around the world. Tang, who has a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology, has been a member of the IAAP since 1981 and currently serves as an associate editor of “Applied Psychology: An International Review,” the official flagship publication of the IAAP.


Tang will receive his Fellow’s Award at the closing ceremony of the quadrennial meeting of International Congress of Applied Psychology on July 13 in Paris, France.

“This is the highest honor I have received in my career,” said Tang, who holds both master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and has taught at MTSU since 1983.


While in Paris, Tang will also participate with other editors of top psychology journals in a special panel on “How to Get Published,” chair two symposia on money intelligence, and present several papers during the symposia.

According to the Journal of Business Ethics, Tang is being honored for his work in economic psychology and is best known for his research on the meaning of money, love of money and monetary intelligence.

At MTSU, Tang received Outstanding Research Awards twice — in 1991 for his work in psychology and in 1999 for his research in management, Distinguished International Service Award (1999), Outstanding Faculty Member in the Jones College of Business (2008), and Outstanding Career Achievement Award (2008).

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