Ursula Thomas

Ursula Thomas is currently the Associate Chair of Cultural and Behavioral Science-Online and Associate Professor of Education at Georgia State University. Her research interests include early childhood, social justice, culturally relevant pedagogy, cultural mediation, gender issues in curriculum and teaching, service learning, technology and leadership. She has been in the field of education for 25 years. She has served GAEYC, NAEYC and NAECTE as well as local, statewide and national teams and advisory boards

Publications

Cases on Strategic Partnerships for Resilient Communities and Schools
Ursula Thomas. © 2020. 339 pages.
As the importance of public education increases both globally and nationally, partnerships between schools and their community become key to each other's success. Examining...
Scouting as Community Support Opportunities for the Underserved to Exceed
Ursula Thomas. © 2020. 14 pages.
It is absolutely critical that we have grand conversations about supporting young males of color in our communities. Though this conversation is now front and center, it has not...
Projecting Success: Reciprocal Relationships and Successful Partnerships
Ursula Thomas, Frederick D. Parham. © 2020. 11 pages.
Changing the trajectory of Black male students may not yet be a national conversation, but it's on the national radar screen. The success of Black males has increasingly...
Sports and Mentoring: Beneficial Partnerships for Black Males
Ursula Thomas. © 2020. 13 pages.
The involvement of young African American males in community and school-based athletics has been an ongoing conversation not only within the African American community but in the...
Fraternal Organizations and Mentoring: Valuable Compacts for Young Black Males
Ursula Thomas, Lamarcus J. Hall, Tyra Good, Ansley A. Booker, Ghangis D. Carter. © 2020. 21 pages.
The involvement of African American males in the community and in school-based service-learning programs has been an ongoing conversation not only within the African American...
Navigating Micro-Aggressions Toward Women in Higher Education
Ursula Thomas. © 2019. 304 pages.
Gender and diversity are crucial areas that require more attention in multiple academic settings. As more women progress into leadership positions in academia, it becomes...
Claws and All: Women of Color and the Pitfalls of Dominant Culture Leadership
Ursula C. Thomas, Karen W. Carter. © 2019. 22 pages.
Understanding why women are underrepresented in various levels of higher education leadership fields remains an important area of research. In the United States and in many...
iPad: Integrating Positive, Active, Digital Tools and Behaviors in Preservice Teacher Education Courses
Ursula Thomas. © 2019. 25 pages.
It is the unavoidable and it is not going away. The gravity of technology has firmly planted itself in our daily existence and yes, this includes teacher education. As technology...
Using Technology to Enhance Teacher Preparation Field Experiences
Ursula Thomas. © 2019. 22 pages.
This chapter describes a field director's revision of a field experience placement system and model for a teacher education program at a two-year institution. In this case...
Women's Influence on Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity in STEM Fields
Ursula Thomas, Jill Drake. © 2019. 333 pages.
Women are typically not well represented in STEM fields. These same women experience difficulties in advocacy and leadership, as well as hiring and promotion. Women of color...
Grace Under Fire
Ursula Thomas, Jill Drake. © 2019. 25 pages.
Participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions have been historically dominated by white males in the United States with women...
Advocacy in Academia and the Role of Teacher Preparation Programs
Ursula Thomas. © 2018. 375 pages.
Due to changes in funding and legislation, educating as a career has become unstable. It is imperative to establish a culture that values education in order to encourage pursuing...
Advocacy and Risk: Race, Class, and the Outsider
Ursula Thomas. © 2018. 16 pages.
This case is centered on the term advocacy, the act of speaking on behalf of someone else. In this particular case, the author has chosen to highlight how an advocate is chosen...
Preface
Ursula Thomas, Jill Drake. © 2016. 6 pages.
This Preface is included in the book Critical Research on Sexism and Racism in STEM Fields.
iPad: Integrating Positive, Active, Digital Tools and Behaviors in Preservice Teacher Education Courses
Ursula Thomas. © 2016. 25 pages.
It is the unavoidable and it is not going away. The gravity of technology has firmly planted itself in our daily existence and yes, this includes teacher education. As technology...
Grace under Fire: Examining the Underrepresentation and Persistence of Women in STEM Professions from an Ecological Systems Theory Perspective
Ursula Thomas, Jill Drake. © 2016. 22 pages.
Understanding why women are underrepresented in various Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields remains an important area of research. In the United States and...
Using Technology to Enhance Teacher Preparation Field Experiences
Ursula Thomas. © 2015. 21 pages.
This chapter describes a field director's revision of a field experience placement system and model for a teacher education program at a two-year institution. In this case...
iPad: Integrating Positive, Active, Digital Tools and Behaviors in Preservice Teacher Education Courses
Ursula Thomas. © 2015. 24 pages.
It is the unavoidable and it is not going away. The gravity of technology has firmly planted itself in our daily existence and yes, this includes teacher education. As technology...
The Effect of New Environments on Children’s Language Ability: A Case Study
Ursula Thomas. © 2014. 18 pages.
Change is the only constant. This is the mantra for immigrant children and those who serve them. Schools and communities are employing various approaches to addressing the needs...