Thomas has expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, demography, experimental design, questionnaire design, programming, and data management. His extensive and diverse background supporting social science research, along with his educational background in History enable him to assist researchers throughout the research lifecycle. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in European History and conducted his Doctoral research on transnational identity and utopian socialism. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in historical music theory. He has co-authored papers as a social science methodologist in fields as diverse as Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, and Psychology. Thomas began his professional career in the Social Science Research Facility as the liaison to the Historical Census Project (the precursor to the Minnesota Population Center), and then led the College’s Survey Service and its successor research support services in CLA-OIT before becoming the Assistant Director for Research in LATIS.

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Educational Background

  • Master of Arts: History, University of Minnesota, 2003 -
  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude: History, Music, Lawrence University, 1999 -