Miriam Thomas, Ed.D.
Lecturer of School Library Science,
College of Education
Dr. Thomas has been a certified educator and teacher for over 15 years in K-12 and
higher education. She has served in various training, educational, and corporate capacities
for over 30 years.
Areas of Expertise
Library science and information literacy
Thomas, M. & Haas, L., (Fall 2020). Information Literacy Skills Proficiency and Academic Achievement of Select 12th-Grade Students at a High-Minority High Poverty School: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Texas Association of Black School Educators (JTABSE).
Courses (Current Academic Year)
- Media & Technology Selection and Application
- School Library Collection Development
- Librarians as Instructional Partners
- Selecting Literature Materials for Young Adults
Dr. Thomas' research interests lie in understanding how to support students at all achievement levels to be effectively and efficiently prepared to use information literacy skills. Her research interests also include the connection between pleasure reading, academic achievement, information literacy, and how pedagogy and librarianship inform students' knowledge of information literacy skills.
Awards and Accomplishments
- Dr. James A. Johnson Researcher of the Year Award, TABSE 2019 Conference
- CPA Society of Houston Educator Grant - $1500.00 used to purchase books geared towards struggling readers
- Dollar General Literacy Grant - $2,500 for Stepping Up to Literacy Reading Intervention Project