Phi Kappa Phi, 2001
Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society), 1986
Phi Gamma Mu (Social Science Honor Society), 1977
Phi Beta Kappa, 1976
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), Planning Institute (Completed Steps I & II)
Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University
Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, HERS/Bryn Mawr College
The Gerontological Society of America
Society for College and University Planning
American Psychological Association
PhD - West Virginia University
MA - West Virginia University
BA - Kenyon College
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Riemer, B.A. & Thomas, J. L. (2007). Achievement goal orientations and volunteers. International Journal of Sport Management, 8, 67-79.
Riemer, B. A. & Thomas, J. L. (2005). Achievement goal orientations in competition dog obedience participants. Journal of Sport Behavior, 28, 272-281.
Riemer, B. A. & Thomas, J. L. (2004). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Family Health Issues. In Strategies and Techniques in Family Health Practice for Empowering Children and Adolescents, (pp. 153-166). M. A. Jennings, J. Gunther, & A. B. Summers (Eds)., Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellon Press.
Thomas, J. L. (2001). Grandparenthood. In A. L. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
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.
Riemer, B. A. & Thomas, J. L. (1999). Methodological issues in researching same-sex domestic violence. In J. C. McClennen & J. Gunther (Eds.), A professional’s guide to understanding same-sex partner abuse. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.
Thomas, J. L. (1996). Relationships with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren: Today and tomorrow. In L. Sperry & H. Prosen (Eds.), Aging in the 21st Century: The future of gerontology and geropsychiatry, pp. 153-164. New York: Garland Press.
Thomas, J. L. (1996). Expanding knowledge of older gay men and lesbians: Retrospect and prospect. In L. Sperry & H. Prosen (Eds.), Aging in the 21st Century: The future of gerontology and geropsychiatry, pp. 141-152. New York: Garland Press.
Thomas, J. L. (1995). Gender and perceptions of grandparenthood. In The ties of later life (J. Hendricks, Ed.), pp. 181-193. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Co.
Thomas, J. L. (1994). Older men as fathers and grandfathers. In E. H. Thompson (Ed.), Older men's lives, pp. 197-217. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
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.
Thomas, J. L. (1992). Adulthood and Aging. Needham, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Thomas, J. L. (1990). Grandparenthood and mental health: Implications for the practitioner. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 9, 464-479.
Thomas, J. L. (1990). The grandparent role: A double bind. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 31, 169-177.
Thomas, J. L. (1988). Predictors of satisfaction with adult children's help for younger and older elderly parents. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 43, S9 - S14.
Thomas, J. L. (1986). Gender differences in satisfaction with grandparenting. Psychology and Aging, 1, 3, 215-219.
Thomas, J. L. (1986). Age and sex differences in perceptions of grandparenting. Journal of Gerontology, 41, 417-423.
Herrick Foundation, "Autism Community Collaborative – Phase I," Warner, P.J., Lemerand, P.A. (Principal Investigator), & Thomas, J. L. Funding: $158,000 for June - December 2008.
United States Department of Health and Human Services and Missouri Department of Health (via Kirksville, MO College of Osteopathic Medicine). Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center, J. L. Thomas, Project Director. Funding: $165,000 for FY00.
University of Wisconsin Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council, "Faculty Roles and Rewards in a Teaching-Learning Community," J. L. Thomas, Project Organizer. Funding: $1000.00 for April 10, 1995 conference.
University of Wisconsin Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council, "The Teaching For Diversity Center: Preparing Faculty To Meet Changing Student Needs," J. L. Thomas, Project Director. Funding: $20,000 for August 1992 - July 1993.
University of Wisconsin Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council, "Modules for Teaching Undergraduate Psychology," J. L. Thomas & M. B. Gurtman, Co-Directors. Funding: $17,000 for September 1989 - August 1990.
National Institute on Aging Academic Research Enhancement Award Grant, "Impact of Grandparenthood on Psychological Well-Being," J. L. Thomas, Principal Investigator. Funding: $62,710.00 for September 1, 1986 - August 31, 1989.
National Institute on Aging Small Research Grant, "Aged Parents' Evaluations of Assistance from Children," J. L. Thomas, Principal Investigator. Funding: $18,557.00 for September 1984 - June, 1986.
Thomas, J. L. & Edelman, C. (2003). Collaboration to create a culture of scholarship at a comprehensive university. Presentation at the Learning to Change Conference of the American Association for Higher Education.
Thomas, J. L., Fisher, B. J., DiSarno, N., & Utley, R. (1999). Turning students into professionals: How SMSU prepares students for work with older adults. Presented at the Annual Missouri Governor’s Conference on Aging,
Thomas, J. L. & Fisher, B. J. (1999). Strategies for success (and potential pitfalls) in building a community-university coalition of older adults and professionals serving older adults. Invited session at the Missouri Area Agencies on Aging Assembly,
Thomas, J. L., Greenlee, J.C., & Ragan, P. D. (1999). Seasons of academic life: The faculty member to administrator transformation as a mid-career transition. Presented at AAHE Conference on Faculty Roles & Rewards,
Thomas, J. L., Fisher, B., & Reed, P. (1998). From rookies to the home team: Building a community coalition for older adults and the professionals that serve them. Presented at the Annual Missouri Governor’s Conference on Aging,
Thomas, J. L. (1997). Health Care and Caregiving Issues Confronting Elderly Gay Men and Lesbians: Preparing Professionals for the Twenty-First Century. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Lesbian and Gay Health Association,
Thomas, J. L. (1996). Institutional research: Faculty perspectives and involvement. Presented at
Thomas, J. L., Cohen, H. S., & Duetsch, L. (1996). Faculty professional service: Can it help us to build a collaborative culture? Presented at 1996 American Association for Higher Education Conference on Faculty Roles and Rewards,
Thomas, J. L. & Duetsch, L. (1995). How can we make institutional service "count"? Presented at the UWS/WAICU/AAHE conference on Faculty Reconsidered: New Examples of Faculty Work,
Member of PEAQ and AQIP Consultant-Evaluator Corps, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools/Higher Learning Commission, 2004 – present.
Appointed to Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Review Council, 2008 – 2012.
Member of Evaluators Corps, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 2000-2004.
Participated in review of the Psychology department at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, April 2001.
Participated in review of the Public and Allied Health Program, College of Health and Human Services, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, September 2005.
Leadership for program development directed toward initial or continued accreditation by the American Dietetics Association; the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs; the Council on Social Work Education; the National Council on Education for the Deaf; the National League for Nursing; the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education; the American Speech-Hearing Association; American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences; Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration; National Commission on Orthotics and Prosthetics Education; and the National Recreation and Parks Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation.
2000 Winter Meeting Planning Committee, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, 1999 – 2000.
Accreditation Committee, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, 1998-2000; 2004 - present.
Research Committee, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, 2004 – present.
Education Committee, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, 1997-2000.
College of Health Deans, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, 1996-2000; 2004 - present.
Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Gerontology, Journal of Applied Gerontology, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Marriage and the Family, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Infant Mental Health Journal, Journal of Allied Health Education, 1991-present
Service to the Community: Southeastern Michigan
Member of five-person panel of community experts discussing "Unnatural Causes," a series of programs on health inequities (created by California Newsreels), 2008.
Housing Bureau for Seniors, Board of Directors, 2006-present. Board secretary & member of the Executive Committee, 2007-2008. Board Vice-Chair & member of the Executive Committee, 2008-2009.
Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to the Emergency Medical Services Commission, 2004-2006
American Heart Association, Washtenaw County, HeartWalk Executive Leadership Team, 2006
Washtenaw County Health Improvement Project Committee, 2004-present.
Vice Chair, Washtenaw Community Health Committee, 2006-2008.
Chair, Washtenaw Community Health Committee, 2008 – present.
Service to the Community: Chico, CA
Steering Committee, Graying of the Northstate project, Center for Economic Development, 2003 - 2004.
Chair, Policy Board, Passages Adult Resource Center, 2002 - 2004.
Human Relations Network of Butte County, Long-Range Planning Committee, 2001-2004.
Butte County Elder Services Task Force, 2001- 2004.
Campus Service, Eastern Michigan University:
University Budget Council, 2007-2008
Continuous Improvement Operations Council, Chair. 2007-2009
AQIP System Portfolio Core Team, 2006-2008
AQIP System Portfolio Category 4, Co-Team Leader. 2006-2008
Search committee for Associate Provost and Vice President for Research, Chair. 2006-2007
Search committee for Chief Information Officer. 2005-2006
Academic Affairs Budget Committee, 2004-2008
Academic Affairs Facilities Committee, 2006-2008
University Continuous Improvement Advisory Committee. 2005-2007
Centralized Course and Classroom Scheduling Task Force, Chair. 2006-2007
Academic Affairs Administrative Realignment Task Force, 2006-2007
Strategic Operations Council, 2007-2008
Faculty Affiliate, Women & Gender Studies Program. 2008-present
Task Force to Enhance Support for Faculty Scholarship, Co-Chair. 2008-2009
AQIP System Appraisal Feedback Report Response Core Team, 2008-2009
Campus Service, California State University-Chico:
Academic Technology Advisory Council, 2002 – 2004
First Year Experience Advisory Committee, 2002 - 2004
University Budget Committee, 2001- 2004
Criminal Justice Program Advisory Council, 2001- 2004
Distance Learning Advisory Committee, 2000-2004
Liberal Studies Steering Committee, 2000-2004
Faculty and Student Policies Committee, 2000-2004
Development Council, 2000-2004
Bidwell Environmental Institute Administrative Team, 2000-2004
All-University Review of Teacher Education Committee, 2000-2004
Service Learning Advisory Committee, 2000-2001
Year Round Operations Committee, 2000-2001
Search Committee, Dean of Regional and Continuing Education, 2002
Faculty Role/Workload Committee, 2000-2002