Assistant Academic Specialist

Lee Thomas

219 Dodge Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




PhD in Applied and Theoretical Linguistics, Indiana University
MS in Applied Linguistics: TESL, Indiana University
BA English, German
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany: Socio-Economics of Agricultural Development of Developing Nations
Universität Wien, Austria
Université de Besançon, France

Industry & Academic Experience

Professor Thomas maintains her position associate professor of Linguistics at the University of Nevada in Reno while lecturing as a Linguistic Specialist for the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. She also served as a faculty member for the Department of Second Languages for Indiana University from 2009 to 2010. Professor Thomas' administrative experience from the University of Nevada consists of a position as the Director of the Office of International Programs and Services from 1987 to 1994 and a position as the Director of the Intensive English Language Center from 1982 to 1987. Internationally, Professor Thomas has designed an English for science and technology program for Engineers in Al-Hofuf, Saudi Arabia in 1977 and served as a teacher at St Edumund's Secondary School in Mazabuka, Zambia from 1975 to 1976.

Services to the Profession

Professor Thomas is a member of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), American Association of Applied Linguistics, the Fulbright Association, the International Association for World Englishes, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Awards & Recognition

Fulbright Scholar, Higher School of Economics, Bratislava, Czech and Slovak Federal Republic

National Fulbright Selection Committee


Selected Publications

Lee Thomas. (2013) Internationalization of the Undergraduate Business Program: Integrating International Students. Business Education Innovation Journal. June 2013, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p. 74-82.


Selected Presentations

Estrem, H., Hanlon, P., Thomas, L. Whose English Is It? Creating Contexts for a Deeper Understanding of Language Issues In and Out of the Composition Classroom. NCTE National Convention. Minneapolis, MN. (2000).

Thomas, L. Human Linguistics Rights of Children. Keynote Address, Nevada Language Issues Conference, Reno, NV. (1996).

Altick, S., Thomas, L. Administering ESL Programs. TESOL International Convention. Long Beach, CA. (1995).

Thomas, L. A Comparison of Performance on Chinese and English Dichotic Listening Tasks by Bilingual Native Mandarin Speakers. 8th International Congress of Applied Linguistics. Sydney, Australia. (1987).