James W. Thomas
Bachelor of Arts in Education - Secondary English Education from the University of Kentucky, 2003 Masters of Science in Education, Social and Philosophical Studies in Education, University of Kentucky, 2009
I am a UK almunus having completed my Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education - English and a Master of Science in Education with a focus on Social and Philosophical Studies in Education. I am currently in dissertation for my PhD in Education as well with a focus on the intersection of underrepresented student populations, student housing, and history. I served as a Resident Director and, later, an Area Coordinator from 2005 until 2013 for the Office of Residence Life before joining the College of Arts and Sciences.
Outside of my work as an academic advisor, I serve as an instructor for A&S 100: FOCUS-Connect and Recover as well as a UK 101 instructor. I have also taught sections of EDP 518 in the past as well.
External to my professional life, I am a father of two and a husband. I am an avid reader, a self-admitted science fiction geek, and a film buff. I also am an "amateur" author, having had fiction work published as well as some academic publications and presentations. I enjoy historic research and recommend everyone check out UK's Special Collections to get a larger image of the import of the institution.