Party affiliation: Democrat
Sandra Paul Thomas, American nurse, educator. Recipient Jessie Harris award, University Tennessee, 1983, Chancellor's Citation award for Research and Creative Achievement, 1992, Writing award, American Journal Nursing, 1989, Book of Year award, 2004, Research award, International Society Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse, 2004; fellow, National Institute Education, 1981-1982.
Staff nurse East Tennessee Baptist Hospital, Knoxville, 1964—1974. Instructor psychiatric mental health nursing East Tennessee Baptist School Nursing, 1975—1980. Project director Kellogg Grant University Tennessee, 1983—1987, assistant professor, 1983—1989, associate professor, 1989—1992, professor, since 1992.
Director Center Nursing Research, 1986—1993, Doctor of Philosophy Program, since 1993. Member governing board East Tennessee Health Improvement Council, Knoxville, 1976—1982. Board directors Greater Knoxville Epilepsy Foundation, 1980—1983, International Council Women's Health Issues, 1986—1992, since 2006.
- Use Your Anger: A Woman's Guide to Empowerment: Use Your Anger: A Woman's Guide to Empowerment
- Stating that improperly channeled anger patterns can cause serious health problems for women, a guide to anger management explains how to recognize destructive patterns and use anger to constructive ends.
- Listening to Patients: A Phenomenological Approach to Nursing Research and Practice
- "This book fills not only a gap but a wide cavern.
Fellow: Society Behavioral Medicine, American Academy Nursing. Member: American Psychological Association, American Nurses Association, International Academy Nursing, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Southern Nursing Research Society (charter member), Tennessee Nurses Association (district president 1978-1980, vice chairman nurse educators special interest group 1984-1985, chairman nurse educators council 1985-1986, chairman research committee 1985-1991, board directors 1986-1988, Nursing Scholarship award 1987, Hall of Fame 1989, Nurse of Year award 1980), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau (faculty advisory Gamma Chi chapter 1987-1989, president-elect 1991-1992, president 1992-1993, Research award 1993, 2006).