“This is a great opportunity to contribute to the next generation of leaders, business professionals, and attorneys,” said Cobb. In addition to having tremendous experience as a commercial and business lawyer, Cobb is also a successful businessman. Over the past ten years, Professor Cobb has built his law firm into one of the top construction law and business law firms in the State of Georgia. He has also served (and continues to serve) on multiple boards and frequently advises start-up businesses as well as established businesses struggling with growth opportunities in a downsized market.
For the Fall 2013 semester, Professor Cobb will be teaching in the Thomas University’s distinguished MBA program; in particular, Cobb will be teaching a class on “Leadership” to a group of Chinese students who participate in Thomas University’s MBA program associated with Jimei University, one of the key universities in Fujian Province, China. The students arrived in the program after completing their studies in engineering, law and business.
Cobb is excited to participate in this cross-cultural exchange. “Leadership is a fascinating subject, and we will explore this topic from many perspectives including recent scholarship, innovated leadership theories, and practical applications for improving the students’ own leadership abilities,” says Cobb. “Our course work will explore the complex phenomenon which exists between the leader and the followers in particular situations.”
Cobb credits his recent contribution to a new book (to be published by the American Bar Association in 2014 on Subcontractor Law) with his interest in teaching on the college and graduate school level. While researching and writing about national construction law issues, Cobb was reminded that the best lawyers balance practical client concerns with innovative, academic innovation. He is thrilled for the opportunity to combine his vast experience as a business and construction lawyer with a 21st century academic perspective.
Of course, Cobb’s first priority will be his students, however, he expects to grow and learn from the experience as well. “Our own growth must be continual–it benefits ourselves, our family’s and enriches our lives. More importantly, it helps us to grow and evolve with the ever-changing landscape of the modern business world, and this is very important for our clients,” says business professor Cobb.
Located in historic Thomasville, Georgia, Thomas University is a private, fully-accredited university offering a diverse curriculum. Currently, it offers 43 programs of study encompassing everything from healthcare professions, education, and business to arts, sciences, and human services. And, it is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate, bachelor and master degrees. For more information on Thomas University, please click here – – >