Thomas Cooke, Academic Director
Thomas Barry Cooke is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the Robert E. McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Today, Professor Cooke’s areas of concentration include federal income taxation, tax ethics, tax practice and procedure, contract law, business planning, the regulatory environment of business and business ethics. Prof. Cooke is a recognized expert on the subject of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
In addition to teaching undergraduate courses in Federal Income Taxation, Professor Cooke shared responsibility for the 2002-2011 Global Experience Vietnam programs. Over a 10-year time period, Prof. Cooke traveled along with second-year MBA students (working on business projects) in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi Vietnam.
Professor Cooke is the Academic Director of the Fundamentals of Business program for the Summer Programs for High School students. From 1996-2006, Mr. Cooke served as the Editor of the Federal Tax Alert and the Tax Client Newsletter. Mr. Cooke was a member of the Board and Executive Director of the National Society of Tax Professionals.
He received his law degree (JD), master in laws (LLM) degree and master of laws in taxation (MLT) from the Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Cooke’s legal career started as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland. After serving as a state prosecutor, Prof. Cooke served as an Assistant Public Defender while maintaining a private law practice and pursuing graduate law degrees.