Dr. Eric Thomas

Dr. Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas Department Director & Instructor

Favorite Quote: “When You Want To Succeed As Bad As You Want To Breathe… Then You’ll Be Successful!”  Eric Thomas


Eric Thomas, Ph.D., is a critically acclaimed author, World-renowned speaker, educator, pastor, and audible.com Audie Awards Finalist. ET, as he is better known, has taken the world by storm, with his creative, common-sense approach to living a successful, satisfying professional and personal life. Through a significant social media presence and regular domestic and international tours, “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher” has become a global phenomenon!

As CEO of his Consulting Firm, ETA LLC., Eric has led his team through the doors of dozens of hugely successful organizations and Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, Quicken Loans, AT&T, Nike, Under Armour, New Balance, and UPS and continues to consult for major league sports franchises within the MLB, NBA, NFL, MLS.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Educational Administration, Michigan State University
  • Master of Arts - MA, K-12 Educational Administration, Michigan State University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Education, Oakwood University

Courses Taught

  • Entrepreneurship Certificate Program
  • Motivational Speaker Certificate Program