Leadership Studies — Organization and Leadership — Administrative Credential
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

Administrative Appointments

Associate Dean for Strategy, Assessment, and Impact

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.