Christopher Thomas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Leadership Studies, Department Chairperson
Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin
M.S., Administration, Pepperdine University, CA
B.S., Elementary Education, University of Indiana, IN
Clear, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Credential
California Administrative Services Credential
California Professional Clear Credential
Urban education; K-12 administration; instructional leadership; special education; family and community involvement.
- Human Resource in Educational Management
- Educational Leadership
- Data Based Decision Making for School Leaders
- School, Community, and Society
- Field Experience I and II
Thomas, C. & Kearney, K. (2010). Effective principal
support: What will it take?. Leadership, 40(2), 8-11.
Borrero, N., Oh, K., & Thomas, C. (2009). Does service count
for tenure? Conversations on
Jesuit Higher Education, 35, 38-40.
Halverson, R., Grigg, J., Prichett, R., & Thomas, C. (2007).
"The New Instructional Leadership: Creating Data-Driven
Instructional Systems in Schools." Journal of School Leadership,
Halverson, R. & Thomas, C. (2007). The roles and practices of
student services staff as data driven instructional leaders. In M.
Mangin and S. Stoelinga (Eds.) Instructional teachers leadership
roles: Using research to inform and reform (pp. 163-182).
Teachers College Press: New York.