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William Isaac Thomas

Office: 
Sproul Hall 1207, School of Education
University of California, Riverside, CA 92521
(909) 787-5228 
withos@pop.ucr.edu

Home: 
9431 Soloma Drive, Riverside, CA 92507
(909)788-9999

Date of Birth  :      July 6, 1946
Place of Birth:      Melbourne, Australia
Nationality     :      Australian

OBJECTIVE:

Assistant Professor, Special Education

ACADEMIC PREPARATION:

Ph.D. in Education, School of Education, University of California, Riverside, 2002

Concentrations: Special Education, Educational Psychology

Dissertation: A Methodological Study of the Self-Concepts of Fourth Grade Gifted Children

Advisor: Dr. Donald MacMillan

M.A. in Education, Faculty in Education, Claremont Graduate School, 1999

Concentrations: Educational Psychology, Language Development and Reading

Thesis: Interpersonal Communication Skills of Language Impaired Children

Advisor: Dr. Harley Davidson

Special Education Specialist Credential, University of Redlands, CA, 1997

Multiple-Subjects Credential, California State University Long Beach, CA, 1996

B.A. in Psychology, California State University, Long Beach, CA, 1995

Concentrations: Learning Theory, Psycholinguistics

A.A. in Liberal Studies, Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA 1993

RESEARCH SKILLS:

- Utilized SPSS and SAS statistical programs extensively

- Survey and evaluation research techniques

LANGUAGES:

- Fluent in English and French

- Can read some German and Spanish

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Supervisor of Teacher Education,1999-present

School of Education, University of California, Riverside

-Supervising student teachers and interns who are working on multiple-subjects and special education teaching credentials

Instructor, Summer Sessions, 2000-2001

School of Education, University of California, Riverside

Course: The Exceptional Child

Teaching Assistant , Spring 1999

Faculty in Education, Claremont Graduate School

Courses:
Advanced Statistics, Introduction to Learning Disabilities

Research Assistant , Fall 1998

Faculty in Education, Claremont Graduate School

- Assisted Dr. James Kleagle on the Inland Valleys Special Education Project

- Collected and analyzed survey data, using the SPSS program

PUBLICATIONS:

Thomas, W.I. (1998), Effects of Standardized Achievement Testing on Self-Concepts of Middle School Children. Clearing House, 23(1), 986-989.

Thomas W.I. and S.I. Freud (1997), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Case Study. The Exceptional Child, 53(1), 17-20.

RESEARCH SUBMITTED AND IN PREPARATION:

- Interaction of Verbal and Nonverbal Communications Among Learning Handicapped Fourth Graders
- The Great Debate: A Qualitative Analysis of Reading Instruction

PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES:

Sociometric Keys to Learning. Presented at the 20th International Conference on Learning Disabilities, San Diego, CA, 2000

Critical Thinking and Reading. Presented at the 57th Annual Conference of the California State Federation Council for Exceptional Children, San Luis Obispo, CA, 1999
 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:

A survey questionnaire and follow-up interview study of parents of GATE students to assess the need for parent support groups

GRANTS RECEIVED:

California State Teacher Grant (CTIP) A Motivational Field Trip for GATE Students. Awarded October 1997.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Educational Research Association

  • Pacific Coast Consortium on Innovation in Teaching

  • Society for Gifted and Talented Children

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

  • Vice President, Pacific Coast Consortium on Innovation in Teaching, 2000

  • Chair, University Relations Committee, Society for Gifted and Talented Children, 1999-2000

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Victress Bower Scholarship Award, Riverside, CA, 1998

Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of California, Riverside, 2000
 

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