MA Coordinatior & MPA Internship Coordinator
Office: Butte 723
Professor Thomas has taught at Chico State since 2001. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of criminal justice and public administration. He holds a PhD from the University of Maryland. His research focuses include examinations of reform and reorganization in American policing, and the study of urban political regimes. His research has appeared in political science and criminal justice journals, and he is the author or co-author of several reports submitted to the National Institute of Justice. He is an active conference participant, and in the past several years has attended meetings of the American Political Science Association, the American Society of Criminology, the Urban Affairs Association, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Southwestern Political Science Association, and the Western Political Science Association. Professor Thomas supervises internships for the department's MPA program, serves on the Butte County Juvenile Justice Commission and the Butte County Sheriff's Parole Board, and he chairs the university's Public Safety Advisory Committee.