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Thomas Lobaugh

Adjunct Faculty


  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Listening


Tom Lobaugh has been teaching classes on listening, interpersonal communication, hospitatlity, and ethics at Boise State since 2013. He received his bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University, a master’s degree from Princeton Seminary, and doctoral degree from Columbia Seminary.

Tom’s research interests are in the transformative power of listening, the role listening plays in discovering self and the other, and the motivations and practices of cultural-religious hospitality. He is the author of Broken Hearts, Open Doors: The Art of Welcoming Others, and the founder of the company Inspire Excellence.

Tom enjoys spending time with Kathy and they enjoy their delightful and funny children: Jessica and Eric, Johnathan and Tabitha and granddaughter Emma, and Justin. Captain and Bella are their dogs that complete them. Tom relishes the honor of being called Mr. Kathy and has a lot of fun being part of the coaching staff at Eagle High where he coaches high-jump and track and field.

Contact Information

Office: COMB 217
Office Hours: By appointment