St. Bonaventure University

School of Health Professions Faculty


Thomas, Monica S.

Monica Thomas, St. Bonaventure University

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Franciscan Health Care Professions & Health Science
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Health Professions

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Co-Director, Franciscan Health Care Professions
Director, Health Science Program
CONTACT
Office Phone: (716) 375-2656
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OFFICE
Francis Hall 248
COURSES TAUGHT
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D., 2005, Marywood University, Scranton, Pa.; Emphasis: Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Human Development with specialization in Health Promotion.
  • M.S., 1994, Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y.; Emphasis: Education.
  • B.S., 1990, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pa.; Emphasis: Health and Physical Education.
OTHER EDUCATION
Certifications
  • Certified Wellness Speaker: Completed training to become a Certified Wellness Speaker.
  • NASPA Outside the Classroom (The Professional Development Institute): Certificate in Alcohol Prevention Leadership.
  • Member of National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)
  • Member of Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP)
Professional Development
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators: Member of Advisory Board; Region II Representative for the Alcohol and Other Drug Knowledge Community; Serve on Program Review Committee for the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Prevention Conference
  • NASPA Region II Mid-Manager's Institute: Attended a four-day institute to enhance skills in key leadership areas and to further develop the ability to work effectively within a campus environment as a leader in Student Affairs; Appointed class leader
  • The BACCHUS Network: Member of Advisory Board; Served as the PA State Coordinator.
  • The Over & Above Award (The University of Scranton - 2010): Recognized by the Vice President for Student Affairs for continuing efforts to go over and above required duties within the Division of Student Affairs.
  • The University of Scranton Staff Senate: Served as a Senator on The University of Scranton Staff Senate.
  • The University of Scranton Wellness Committee: Supervise  Employee  Wellness Coordinator; Serve on committee as Health Promotion consultant.
  • Women's Center Advisory Council: Member of the Jane Kopas Woman's Center Advisory Committee; Member of PACT (Promoting Awareness of the College Transition) Working Committee, a vital and required program offered to all first year students and candidly discusses information about healthy relationships, communication, consent and sexual assault.
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Director of the Center for Health and Wellness, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa., 2007-2013; developed operational plans to address campus community concerns and needs through programming, outreach and prevention-related services with the goal of promoting individual health.
  • Doctoral faculty member, Marywood University, Scranton, Pa., 2011-2013; restructured doctoral-level courses for candidates in the Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development program.
  • Assistant professor of health and physical education, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pa., 2004-2007
  • Head women's basketball coach and part-time faculty member in the Department of Physical Education, Keystone College, LaPlume, Pa., 2000-2004.
  • Health and physical education instructor, Marywood University, Scranton, Pa., 1997-2000.
  • Elementary physical education teacher, Elmira City School District, Elmira, N.Y., 1990-1997.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Selected Presentations and Publications
  • Thomas, M. (2013, February). Principles of Showmanship in Presentations. Scranton, PA: Ignite Leadership Conference.
  • Thomas, M. (2013, February). Royal TAPS: An interactive alcohol prevention program for first-year students. Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Division of Students Affairs. (Invited guest).
  • Thomas, M. (2013, February). Royal TAPS: An interactive alcohol prevention program for first-year students. Fort Worth, TX: NASPA Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Prevention National Conference.
  • Boehm, C. & Zesiger, H. (2013, February). Wellness and health promotion director's pre-conference workshop. Fort Worth, TX: NASPA Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Prevention National Conference. (Invited panelist).
  • Thomas, M. (2013, January). The eight dimensions of wellness and the keys to a successful college experience. Scranton, PA: Academic courses and resident hall sessions. (Invited guest).
  • Thomas, M. & Valis, J. (2011, November). There's an app for that! Reston, VA: BACCHUS General Assembly National Conference.
  • Thomas, M., McShea, A. & Rivera, L. (2011, September). Alcohol use and abuse: Examining the impact on students and the university. Scranton, PA: The University of Scranton President's Cabinet meeting. (Invited guest).
  • Thomas, M. & Rivera, L. (2011, June). The state of alcohol use and abuse among university students. Scranton, PA: Division of Student Affairs Divisional Retreat. (Invited guest).
  • Thomas, M., McShea, A. & Rivera, L. (2011, May). Alcohol use and abuse: Examining the impact on students and the university. Scranton, PA: Board of Trustees Campus Community Meeting. (Invited guest).
  • Thomas, M. (2011, March}. Walking works. Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Wellness Day for Staff and Faculty. Thomas, M. (2011, February). You're never NOT communicating. Scranton, PA: Ignite Leadership Conference.
  • Thomas, M. & Valis, J. (2010, November). No more loko! Keeping up with the changing face of alcohol prevention. Indianapolis, IN: BACCHUS General Assembly National Conference.
  • Thomas, M. (2010, June). Late night at Scranton: A revitalizing cultural change for our campus. Wheeling, WV: NASPA Region II Conference.
  • Thomas, M., Cortese, J., & Winslow, J. (2008, February). Health and wellness initiatives at The University of Scranton. Scranton, PA: Board of Trustees Campus Community Meeting. (Invited guest).
  • Thomas, M. (2007). Are Physical Education Teachers more Physically Active than College Graduates of Other Professions? Pennsylvania Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 77(2), 40-42.
  • Thomas, M. (2005). What is the Change in Physical Activity Level of College Alumni Between High School, College, and Present? Dissertation Abstracts International, 66 (05), 1692B (UMI No. 3176920)
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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