“I teach at Acton because it’s business school for the WHOLE person.”

Steven Tomlinson

Founder, Master Teacher


  • Formerly a top-ranked economics and finance professor in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas
  • Designed and directed the McCombs Plus Program; directed the MBA Professional Development at UT
  • Ph.D., economics, Stanford University; B.A., with honors, University of Oklahoma

Steven Tomlinson taught finance, economics and entrepreneurship at The University of Texas McCombs’s School of Business where his students awarded him several honors, including the prestigious Texas Excellence Teaching Award. He is an adjunct professor of pastoral ministry at the Theological Seminary of the Southwest. In addition to his teaching, Tomlinson is an accomplished actor and playwright. His one-man shows about business, ethics, and modern life have won numerous Austin theatre awards and have been produced off-Broadway and nationwide. He also coaches communication strategy for executives and managers at Wall Street, Fortune 500 and start-up firms.

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