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research fellow , Sociology educator

J. Mark Thomas, American sociologist, educator, minister. Ordained to ministry United Church of Christ, 1974. Recipient Distinguished Teacher Year, Madison Area Technology College, 1999. Chairman planning committee Congress of Science, Technology and Religion for the Parliament of World Religion, 1993. Member Midwest Sociological Society, Communitarian Network.

Background

Thomas, J. Mark was born on December 20, 1947 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Son of Jacob Gillespie and Eleanor Rose (Geivett) Thomas.

Education

Bachelor, Texas Christian University, 1971. Master of Divinity, Texas Christian University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1983.

Career

Assistant professor philosophy and religion, chaplain Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, 1983-1985. Adjunct assistant professor religion, chaplain Ripon (Wisconsin) College, 1985-1987. Visiting assistant professor philosophy and religion Beloit (Wisconsin) College, 1987-1989.

Senior research fellow Au Sable Institute Environmental Studies, Mancelona, Michigan, since 1989. Sociology instructor, chair department social science Madison Area Technology College, member Faculty Exchange to Holland, 2007, lecturer Oxford University Oxford Round Table, 2008.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry United Church of Christ, 1974.

Works

Membership

Chairman planning committee Congress of Science, Technology and Religion for the Parliament of World Religion, 1993. Member American Sociological Association, Wisconsin Sociologists, Communitarian Network.

Connections

Married Jacquelyn Higby, September 2, 1978. Children: Megan Lane, Drew Martin.

father:
Jacob Gillespie Thomas

mother:
Eleanor Rose (Geivett) Thomas

spouse:
Jacquelyn Higby

child:
Megan Lane Thomas

child:
Drew Martin Thomas