Diana Thomas is an associate professor of economics at Creighton University. She is also Director for the Institute of Economic Inquiry at Creighton University, and the 2016 President-Elect at the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. She was previously an assistant professor of economics at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Diana earned her diploma in business administration from Fachhochschule Aachen in Germany and her BS in finance from George Mason University in 2004. After working as a junior portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors in Frankfurt Germany for a year, she returned to George Mason University. She earned her MA and PhD in economics from George Mason University. While pursuing her PhD in economics from George Mason University, she was a Mercatus Center PhD Fellow. Her primary fields of research are public choice, development economics, and Austrian economics.