Kathleen Thomas

Professor, UW-Stout, Social Science Department
Social Sciences Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 308 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715-232-1505
Email: thomask@uwstout.edu

Education

    • Ph D
      University of Minnesota
      MN, United States, 2005
    • MA History
      University of Minnesota
      MN, United States, 1999
    • BA Public Policy and Sociology
      James Madison College
      1983

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • UW-Stout, Social Science Department
        Professor
        2014 -
      • UW-Stout, Social Sciences Department
        Associate Professor
        2008 - 2014
      • Chancellor's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Coalition (CEDIC)
        Chair
        2011 - 2012
      • UW-Stout
        Director of Women and Gender Studies, Provost Office
        2008 - 2010
      • College of Arts and Sciences
        Interim Co-Director of Women's Studies
        2006 - 2008
      • UW-Stout
        Assistant Professor
        2003 - 2008
      • Metropolitan State University
        Instructor
        2001 - 2002
      • University of Minnesota
        Instructor
        2001 - 2002
      • Unversity of Minnesota
        Research Assistant
        1997 - 2000
      • University of Minnesota, Dept. of History
        Research Assistant
        1996 - 1997
      • UW-Madison
        Research Assistant
        1986 - 1987
      • Michigan State University
        Research Assistant
        1981 - 1983

Intellectual Contributions

    Online U.S. History Tours

    • Thomas, K. (2011). "Highway and Suburbs" (Online U.S. History Tours). , W.W. Norton & Company.

    Online History Tours

    • Thomas, K. (2011). "The Right to Vote" (Online History Tours). , W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

    U.S. History Tours (online)

    • Thomas, K. (2011). Civil War Battles (U.S. History Tours (online)). , W.W. Norton & Company, Inc..
    • Thomas, K. (2011). Mixed-Heritage Peoples (U.S. History Tours (online)). , W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

    Journal Article

    • Thomas, K. (2010). Very Thoughtfully Decorated My Tent with Roses: A Nineteenth Century French/Indian Child and Young Adulthood. The Voyageur, 24-33.
    • Thomas, K. (2008). Lesson Study: The Gilded Age. .
    • Thomas, K. (2008). Comprehensive Proposal for a Polytechnic ‘Women and Gender Studies’ Minor, Committee on Women’s Issues, and Women’s Center. .
    • Thomas, K. (2007). SOTL Project Portfolo: Teaching Critical Analysis in Large Survey Classes. .
    • Kelly-Hall, P., Fitch, C., Canaday, M., Ebeltoft-Kraske, L., Ronnander, C., & Thomas, K. (1999). Ipums Metadata: Documenting 150 Years of Census Microdata. Historical Methods, 32(3), 111-118.
    • Thomas, K., & Mahoney, P. (1998). Maude Kegg, Naawakamigookwe (Middle of the Earth Lady. .
    • Ruggles, P., Fix, M., & Thomas, K. (1985). Profile of the Central American Population in the United States. Resource Paper, 3, Washington D.C.: The Urban Institute.
    • Ruggles, P., Manson, D., Trutko, J., & Thomas, K. (1985). Refugees and Displaced Persons of the Central American Region. The Urban Institute, Washington, D.C..
    • Thomas, K. (1982). Fertility Trends in the US and Michigan , 1960-1980. Position Paper, Lansing, MI.

    Summary Report

    • Thomas, K. (2001). National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) (Summary Report). , Spokane, Washington.
    • Thomas, K. (2000). National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) (Summary Report). .

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Thomas, K. (October, 2013). Harvey Hall: Progressive History. , Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (May, 2012). Inclusive Pedagogy: Using Images to Teach about French Indians and American Diversity. , Ax-en-Provence, France.
    • Thomas, K. (January, 2012). Promoting Academic Integrity: Tools and Strategies. Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Grant, J. E., Thomas, K., Klefstad, J., & Schumacker, J. (2011). Should Colleges require reading and writing?. The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Milwaukee, WI.
    • Thomas, K. (2011). Turn-it-In: Plagiarism Issues and Detection Software. , Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (2010). Pedagogical Approaches to Integrate Diversity Studies across the Curriculum. UW-System 1st Presidential Summit, Madison, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (November, 2010). Women Studies Programs and Work/Life Mentorship: Intersections, Interventions, and Institutional Change One Woman at a Time. , River Falls, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (September, 2009). Undergraduate Research in Women’s Studies. , Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (June, 2009). Zooming In On History. Teaching for a Change Conference, Flagstaff, AZ, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (April, 2009). "Collaboration and Cooperation". UW-System Women’s Studies Conference, Madison, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (January, 2009). Lesson Study: A Cooperative Way to Improve Student Learning. Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (January, 2009). Turnitin Anti-Plagiarism Software. , Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (April, 2008). Don't Ask-Don't Get: Why Women Don't Negotiate. UW-System Women’s Studies Conference, Green Bay, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (April, 2008). Elizabeth Baird, a French/Indian Female ‘Settler’ of Wisconsin. UW-System Women’s Studies Conference, Green Bay, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (March, 2008). The History of Clothing and Identity. Women's History Month, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K., Teuber, H. A., Wolfgram, S., Kapus, J., Dahl, K., & Howarton, R. (January, 2008). Women and Gender Studies at a Polytechnic University. Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K., & Klefstad, J. (May, 2007). How Different Types of Feedback Engage Student Learning. SOTL Conference, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K., Teuber, H. A., Wolfgram, S., Kapus, J., Howarton, R., & Dahl, K. (April, 2007). Inserting Gender into a Special Mission University. UW-System Women’s Studies Conference, Madison, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (April, 2007). Racializing French/Indian Women as State Building. UW-System Women’s Studies Conference, Madison, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K., & Miller-Dillon, K. (April, 2007). "Race out of Gender". Women's Center, Milwaukee, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (February, 2007). Let It Out: Affirmative Action. Ally Center, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (February, 2007). Zooming In on History. Wired for What?: Promoting Rigor in a Technological Teaching Environment, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (November, 2006). Movers and Shakers. , Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (August, 2006). Zooming in on History. Teaching and Learning Center, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (February, 2006). From ‘I Have a Dream’ to ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,’ Economic Justice as a Precursor to Political Justice. Black History Month, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (January, 2006). Creating an Affirming Campus Community. Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (January, 2006). Imagining History: Images on the Laptop, in the Classroom. Teaching and Learning Center, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (March, 2005). Race out of Gender. Women's History Month, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (April, 2004). Student Feedback on Escholar. Teaching and Learning Center, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (April, 2004). Over Unknown Waters. Women's History Month, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (April, 2001). Ethnic identities in the Fur-Trade Culture of the Great Lakes Region. CIC American Indian Studies Consortium, Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Thomas, K. (September, 2000). ‘Their Habits were Startling’: Competing Definitions of Civility in the 19th century Great Lakes Region. Northern Great Plains History Conference, Mankato, MN, United States.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Thomas, K. Infusing Diversity into the Curriculum grant. $1800.
    • Thomas, K. Incubation Center Grants. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout, $7000 (Funded).
    • Thomas, K. Incubation Center Grant. Sponsored by Provost Office, $2000.
    • Thomas, K. Getting On-line with Colonial History,” Faculty Research Initiative (FRI) grant. Sponsored by Research Office, $4000.
    • Thomas, K. Incubation Center grant. Sponsored by Provost Office, $2000.
    • Thomas, K. Institute on Race and Ethnicity grant. $2669.
    • Thomas, K. Lesson Study grant. $1500.
    • Thomas, K. Incubation Center Grant. Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies program, $3000 (Funded).
    • Thomas, K. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Research grant. $1200.

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Book

    • Russell Bourne, Gods of War, God of Peace: How the eeting of Native and Colonial Religions Shaped Early America

      (New York, London: Harcourt, Inc., 2002), H-AmIndian, October, 2002, http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=h-amindian&month=0211&week=a&msg=c0WdDV7z%2bN7LZufOFF2QGA&user=&pw= Or go to http://www.h-net.org/ and search for “Russell Bourne” and Thomas. (2002)

    • Indian Mounds of Wisconsin

      Review of Robert A. Birmingham and Leslie E. Eisenberg, (Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 2000), The Michigan Historical Review, 28(1) Spring 2002. (2000 - 2002)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Fellowship

    • CIC Newberry Graduate Student Fellowship, Newberry Institute, Chicago (2002)
    • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America Fellowship, Midwest region (2002)
    • Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota (2001)
    • Samuel Deinard Dissertation Fellowship, Dept. of History, University of Minnesota (2001)
    • Summer Research Fellowship, Dept. of History, University of Minnesota (2001)

Service

    Department / School

    • Committee Member, By-Law Committee (2013 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Review and retention committees (2010 - Present)
    • Advisor for History Minors and Applied Social Science Majors (2007 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Personnel Committee (2013 - 2014)
    • Committee Chair, World History Search Committee (2009)
    • Social Science Brown Bag Lunches (2007 - 2009)
    • Committee Member, Search Committees (2005 - 2009)
    • Committee Member, Strategic Plan Development (2006 - 2008)
    • Presenter, Constitution Day Committee (2005 - 2007)
    • Committee Chair, Promotion Committee (2004)

    College

    • Committee Member, CAHSS College Governing Council (2013 - Present)
    • Representative, College Advisory Council and Dean's College Council (2013 - 2014)
    • Dean's Mentoring Committee (2011)
    • Honors Colloquium (2007)
    • Committee Member, Promotion Committee for Associate Professor (2006)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Committee Member, Positive Action Commitee (2014 - Present)
      • Student Group, Faculty Member, Girl Effect (2013 - Present)
      • College Representation, Curriculum Instruction Committee (2011 - Present)
      • Department Representative, Faculty Senate (2011 - Present)
      • General Education Ad Hoc Committee (2011 - Present)
      • Faculty Representative, Personal Policy Committee (2011 - Present)
      • Faculty Representative, Website Oversight Committee (2011 - Present)
      • Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Academic Integrity and Rigor Group (2010 - Present)
      • Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés (November 2009 - Present)
      • Faculty Advisor, Manifesta (2008 - Present)
      • Training for FS Representatives and Committee Members (2013)
      • University Diversity Priority: Campus Climate Survey Results, (2012)
      • Faculty Representative, Chancellor's Strategic Planning Group (2011 - 2012)
      • Faculty Senate "E F Working Group" (2011 - 2012)
      • College of Arts and Sciences Representative, Faculty Senate (2011 - 2012)
      • CEDIC Representative, Provost's Diversity Leadership Team (2011 - 2012)
      • Women's Studies Representative, Diversity Advisory Council (2009)
      • Representative, Sexual Harassment Education Committee (2009)
      • Committee Member, Woman of Color Award Committee (2007 - 2009)
      • Inclusive Excellence Planning Meeting (October 2009)
      • Advisore, M.A. Plan B Thesis (2008)
      • Chairperson, Diversity Education Committee (2007 - 2008)
      • Committee Member, LGBTQ Inclusivity Commitee (2007 - 2008)
      • Coordinator, Alternative Porn Debate (May 2008)
      • Committee Member, UW-System Climate Study (2007)
      • Advisor for Undecided Undergraduates (2006 - 2007)
      • Committee Member, Diversity Education Committee (2006 - 2007)
      • Discussion Leader, Into the Book (2006 - 2007)
      • College of Arts and Sciences Representative, Faculty Senate (2005 - 2006)
      • Committee Member, Student Disciplinary Committee (2004 - 2006)

      UW-Madison

      • Representative, Inclusive Excellence Workshops (August 2009)

    Professional

    • Multicultural Inclusive Conference (MCIC) (2011)
    • Attendee, Meeting, Wisconsin Women in Educational Leadership (WWHEL) Conference (2010)
    • Attendee, Meeting, Grant Writing Workshop (2008)
    • Workship Participant, Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher (2007)
    • Teleconference, site host and workshop participant , Class Matters: Breaking Down Barriers (2007)
    • Committee Member, Institute of Race and Ethnicity Campus Reading Seminar (2007)
    • Workship Participant, Writing To Learn Summer Institute [Writing Across the Curriculum] (2007)
    • U.S. Military History Instructor’s Course (MHIC) (January 2007)
    • Workshop Participant, Proposal Writing Cohort Group, Research Services (2006)
    • Attendee, Meeting, Student Ratings: Their Design, Construction, and Use (March 2006)
    • Workshop Participant, D2L Daze (January 2006)
    • Attendee, Meeting, PowerPoint Tools Workshops (January 2006)
    • Workshop Participant, Framing Racial and Ethnic Diversity within the Academy (January 2005)
    • Workshop Participant, College Teaching Participant (2003)
    • Seminar Participant and graduate, Preparing Future Faculty (1999 - 2000)

    Community

    • Reading Volunteer, Stillwater Area Public Schools (2014 - Present)
    • Expert's List (2007 - Present)
    • Grant Judge, Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program (July 2012)
    • Fellowship Judge, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program (2010)
    • History Day, Chippewa Falls Schools (May 2008)
    • Longman Publishers (2007)
    • U.S. History, Texas (2006)