Cornell University

Stephanie Thomas : Biography

Stephanie Thomas is a Research Associate of the Institute for Compensation Studies (ICS) in the ILR School at Cornell University, an interdisciplinary initiative that analyzes, teaches and communicates broadly about monetary and non-monetary rewards from work. Stephanie is also a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Cornell University.

Throughout her career, Thomas has completed research on a variety of labor economics topics including wage determination, pay gaps and inequality, and the quantitative analysis of employment discrimination. She has published articles in Bloomberg Law Report, Compensation & Benefits Review, Corporate Counselor, Journal of Compensation and Benefits, Mealey's Litigation Report: Employment Law and The OFCCP Digest. She has appeared on a variety of NPR programs and regularly speaks to industry and professional groups across the country.

Thomas comes to the Institute for Compensation Studies after a 15 year consulting career where she specialized in the analysis of equal employment issues. She has provided consulting services to Fortune 500 companies, privately held businesses, major law firms and government agencies such as the Department of Justice and the FBI. Thomas has testified as an economic and statistical expert in federal and state courts throughout the United States.

Prior to her consulting career, Thomas served on the faculty of New York University, where she taught courses in economic theory and econometrics. In 1998, she was awarded the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from New York University College of Arts and Sciences.