Cornell Thomas, Ed.D.

Cornell Thomas, Ed.D.


Program Area: Educational Leadership

(817) 257-6775  |

Texas Christian University
TCU Box 297900
Fort Worth, TX 76129


Dr. Cornell Thomas strives to create teaching and learning environments where all serve as both teacher and learner. Highly engaged, active, and experiential learning brings focus to every course that he plans and teaches. His primary focus here is to cause each learner to better understand who they are and the social, political, economic, and educational issues that impact all of our lives, though in often much different ways. He believes that we all share knowledge, research, and interpret personal experiences in these teaching and learning environments. Most important, we discuss the possibilities for improvement. While we discuss current classroom and school environments, much of our time is spent on the type of interchange that leads to actions designed to help make teaching and learning environments better, for all students. We work to empower ourselves, and others, to better understand the present and then find ways to improve the future.


Ed.D., Educational Leadership
Texas A&M Commerce

M.S., Music Education
Jackson State University

B.A., Music Education
University of Missouri – St. Louis

Academic Areas

  • Educational Leadership, K-12
  • Educational Leadership, Higher Education
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Teaching and Learning

Research Areas

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership

Professionial Achievements

  • Dean’s Award for Teaching, TCU
  • Libby Elizabeth Youngblood Proffer Award

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