Dominic Thomas

Dominic Thomas, Assistant Professor

Primary Research Focus

  • Performance Based Funding in Higher Education
  • Impact on Student Learning and Development
  • STI Acquisition Among College Students
  • Cognitive and Non-cognitive Factors on the Academic Success of Doctoral Students
  • Pork Barrel Grants in Higher Education

Professional Biography

Dr. Dominic Thomas   has been an educator at Texas Southern University for over 13 years and is currently an Assistant Professor with graduate faculty status in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations in the College of Education. He earned his doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Administration specializing in Higher Education from Texas Southern University in Houston Texas. He earned his master’s (M.A.) in Mass Communication and bachelor’s (B.A.) degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Southern University A&M in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Thomas currently teaches four doctoral level courses in the department and is also an academic advisor, graduate recruiter, serves on various university, departmental, and College of Education Committees. He also assists with administrative duties and responsibilities in the absence of the Chair.

Additionally, his publications and research interests and include: Role of Educators: Impact on Student Learning and Development; Cultural Capital Efficacy in Parental and Student Aligned Expectations for Postsecondary Matriculation; Performance-Based Funding in Higher Education: An examination of the impact of performance-based funding on colleges and universities and the long-term effects; STI Acquisition Among College Students: The Impact of Selected Demographic and Lifestyle Factors on Sexually Transmitted Infections Contracted Among College Students; and contributor to SC-135 Business and Professional Communication Course Supplement Workbook,(First edition).

Dr. Thomas’ awards and achievements span several years in various areas including Texas Southern University Inaugural Human Resources Shining Star Award (2018); Outstanding Professor and Service Award, City of Houston, (2017); Professor of the Year, Nomination, University Program Council (2015-2016); Outstanding Professor, Nomination, Department of Athletics (2015-2016); Teaching Excellence Award, School of Communication (2010); Outstanding Faculty Service, School of Communication (2009); Exceptional Service, the Intercultural Communication Conference (2009,2010); and Outstanding Instructor, School of Communication (2008).

Doctoral Level Courses Taught

  • EDFD-902 Theoretical Foundations of Education
  • EDFD-903 Nature and Methodology of Educational Research
  • EDHI-938 Curriculum Development in the Community College
  • EDHI-947 The Community College Student 

Academic Degrees

  • Ed.D. Texas Southern University – Educational Administration (Higher Education)
  • M.A. Southern University A&M – Mass Communication
  • B.A. Southern University A&M – Radio and Television Broadcasting