I have been at EMU since 2004, and I have been teaching in the School of Social Work since 2010. My areas of interest include gerontology, intergenerational relations, professional accreditation and quality improvement, and assessment in social work education.
SWRK 315: Theoretical bases for social work practice
SWRK 319: Writing for agency practice
SWRK 430: Social work evaluation and research: Qualitative and statistical methods
SWRK 530: Social work evaluation and research: Qualitative and statistical method
Riemer, B. A. & Thomas, J. L. (2005). Achievement goal orientations in competition dog obedience participants. Journal of Sport Behavior, 28, 272-281.
Thomas, J. L., Sperry, L., and Yarbrough, M. S. (2000). Grandparents as parents: Research findings and policy recommendations. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 31, 3-22.
Thomas, J. L. (1993). Concerns regarding adult children's help: A comparison of young-old versus old-old parents' perceptions. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 48, S315-S322.