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