Leadership Studies — Organization and Leadership
Christopher  Thomas

Christopher Thomas, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Strategy, Assessment, and Impact, Associate Professor, Leadership Studies


Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin

Research Areas

Urban education; K-12 administration; instructional leadership; special education; family and community involvement.

Courses Offered
  • 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, 17(2), 159-194.

Book Chapter

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.