about me

Research Interests

Research Interests
Employment Law; Higher Education Law; Public School Law; Human Resource Management

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Employment Law; Human Resource Management; Management Process Theory; Organizational Behavior; Training and Development; Management Practica

Education

Education

    • 2017 MA in Management
      Harvard University, 2017
    • 2004 EdD in Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction
      Texas A & M University - Commerce, 2004
    • 2004 JD in Law
      Southern Methodist University, 2004
    • 2003 MA in Theology
      Texas Christian University, 2003
    • 1998 MED in Teaching
      University of Texas at Arlington, 1998
    • 1995 BS in Speech Communication
      Texas Christian University, 1995

Appointments

Appointments

    • Aug 2018 to Present Clinical Professor of Management
      College of Business, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      As the largest university in North Texas and second largest in The University of Texas System, the University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, challenging our students to engage with the world around them in ways that make a measurable impact. UTA offers state-of-the-art facilities that encourage students to be critical thinkers. Through academic, internship, and research programs, our students receive real-world experiences that help them contribute to their community and, ultimately, the world. UTA has more than 180 baccalaureate, masters', and doctoral degree programs, and nearly 60,000 students walking our campus or engaging in online coursework each year.
    • Sept 2014 to Aug 2018 Assistant Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs
      Harvard Law School, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, United States)
      Harvard Law School combines genuine excellence and wonderful diversity on a scale that is unmatched anywhere. No law school has done more to shape law or legal education. The unique strength of our community is that it brings together, from around the world, so many exceptionally talented people of different backgrounds, lived experiences, interests, ambitions, approaches, methodologies, and perspectives.
    • Aug 2013 to Sept 2014 Director of Faculty and Academic Affairs
      Harvard Law School, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, United States)
      Harvard Law School combines genuine excellence and wonderful diversity on a scale that is unmatched anywhere. No law school has done more to shape law or legal education. The unique strength of our community is that it brings together, from around the world, so many exceptionally talented people of different backgrounds, lived experiences, interests, ambitions, approaches, methodologies, and perspectives.
    • Aug 2010 to Sept 2013 Vice President for Organizational Development
      Eastfield College, Dallas County Community College District (Mesquite, TX, United States)
      Since 1970, Eastfield College has continually strived to assess the educational and cultural needs of students and the community in order to provide the finest in educational services. Eastfield provides a full range of academic programs, technical and occupational programs, and continuing education programs that are designed to prepare students for rewarding careers and growth opportunities.
    • Dec 2009 to Aug 2010 Associate Dean of Social Sciences
      Eastfield College, Dallas County Community College District (Mesquite, TX, United States)
      Since 1970, Eastfield College has continually strived to assess the educational and cultural needs of students and the community in order to provide the finest in educational services. Eastfield provides a full range of academic programs, technical and occupational programs, and continuing education programs that are designed to prepare students for rewarding careers and growth opportunities.
    • Sept 2005 to Dec 2009 Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy
      College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      As the largest university in North Texas and second largest in The University of Texas System, the University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, challenging our students to engage with the world around them in ways that make a measurable impact. UTA offers state-of-the-art facilities that encourage students to be critical thinkers. Through academic, internship, and research programs, our students receive real-world experiences that help them contribute to their community and, ultimately, the world. UTA has more than 180 baccalaureate, masters', and doctoral degree programs, and nearly 60,000 students walking our campus or engaging in online coursework each year.
    • May 1999 to Aug 2006 Lecturer in Speech Communication and Business Law
      Tarrant County College (Fort Worth, TX, United States)
      The mission and vision of Tarrant County College are providing affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning. The College implements its mission through a clearly defined set of programs, services, and partnerships that include: university transfer programs, workforce education programs, technical programs, customized training, developmental courses, adult literacy courses, community education & engagement and community services. A commitment to institutional effectiveness through an ongoing process of self-examination, self-improvement and an unending pursuit of excellence guides our programs and services.
    • June 2004 to Sept 2005 Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy
      College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      As the largest university in North Texas and second largest in The University of Texas System, the University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, challenging our students to engage with the world around them in ways that make a measurable impact. UTA offers state-of-the-art facilities that encourage students to be critical thinkers. Through academic, internship, and research programs, our students receive real-world experiences that help them contribute to their community and, ultimately, the world. UTA has more than 180 baccalaureate, masters', and doctoral degree programs, and nearly 60,000 students walking our campus or engaging in online coursework each year.
    • June 2002 to Jan 2004 Legal Affairs Intern
      Office of Legal Affairs and Government Relations, Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX, United States)
      A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, Southern Methodist University is a distinguished center for global research with a liberal arts tradition. SMU’s nearly 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University’s entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world – and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor. SMU was founded by what is now The United Methodist Church, in partnership with civic leaders. The University is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry.
    • Jan 2001 to Jan 2003 Professor of Speech Communication
      Mountain View College, Dallas County Community College District (Dallas, TX, United States)
      Mountain View College is an open-access public community college that opened in 1970 as the second of seven separately accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District. Our surrounding area is comprised of urban, suburban, and industrial communities that include the southwest quadrant of the city of Dallas, and the cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, and Grand Prairie.
    • June 1998 to Jan 2001 Director of Teacher Certification
      College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      As the largest university in North Texas and second largest in The University of Texas System, the University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, challenging our students to engage with the world around them in ways that make a measurable impact. UTA offers state-of-the-art facilities that encourage students to be critical thinkers. Through academic, internship, and research programs, our students receive real-world experiences that help them contribute to their community and, ultimately, the world. UTA has more than 180 baccalaureate, masters', and doctoral degree programs, and nearly 60,000 students walking our campus or engaging in online coursework each year.
    • June 1998 to Jan 2001 Lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction
      Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      As the largest university in North Texas and second largest in The University of Texas System, the University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, challenging our students to engage with the world around them in ways that make a measurable impact. UTA offers state-of-the-art facilities that encourage students to be critical thinkers. Through academic, internship, and research programs, our students receive real-world experiences that help them contribute to their community and, ultimately, the world. UTA has more than 180 baccalaureate, masters', and doctoral degree programs, and nearly 60,000 students walking our campus or engaging in online coursework each year.
    • June 1997 to June 1998 Program Coordinator and Research Associate
      Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      As the largest university in North Texas and second largest in The University of Texas System, the University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, challenging our students to engage with the world around them in ways that make a measurable impact. UTA offers state-of-the-art facilities that encourage students to be critical thinkers. Through academic, internship, and research programs, our students receive real-world experiences that help them contribute to their community and, ultimately, the world. UTA has more than 180 baccalaureate, masters', and doctoral degree programs, and nearly 60,000 students walking our campus or engaging in online coursework each year.

Memberships

    • Sept 2018 to Present DallasHR
      DallasHR is a not-for-profit professional association and the local choice of Dallas and Collin County area human resources professionals. Founded in 1939, the organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and is the fourth largest Society for Human Resources (SHRM) affiliate chapters with more than 2,100 engaged members. DallasHR powers The HRSouthwest Conference, designated the official State of Texas SHRM Conference; it is the largest regional human resources event in the U.S., hosting more than 2,500 attendees, speakers and exhibitors annually.
    • Sept 2018 to Present Fort Worth HR
      Founded in 1966, Fort Worth HR (FWHR) has nearly 600 members representing more than 480 companies in the Metroplex. We represent professionals, veterans and students with all manner of educations and certifications. By themselves, our members volunteer at hundreds of different locations throughout the Metroplex and, collectively, we have over 2000 years of professional experience. FWHR is the greater Tarrant County and surrounding area's affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). FWHR also participates in the activities of Texas SHRM and our SHRM affiliated chapters in North Texas. The mission of FWHR, a non-profit organization, is to advance the human resource profession by: promoting the strategic value of human resources; by developing the skills and knowledge of its members; and facilitating the development of professional relationships. FWHR holds monthly meetings and two annual conferences for our members. Our members also have access to our membership directory and online forums, and enjoy discounts for meetings, conferences, and other training events. They also have access to member-only events throughout the year. Most importantly, though, our members have access to each other - the professional and personal relationships developed while volunteering in FWHR activities are invaluable.
    • Sept 2018 to Present Mid-Cities Human Resource Association
      The Mid-Cities Human Resource Association (SHRM Affiliate Chapter #308) is the premier award-winning association for Human Resource professionals in the Mid-Cities area of the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX metroplex. Formed in 1974 by professionals from Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding cities (Mid-Cities), a local forum was organized in an effort to Enhance the local community, Educate and develop members, and Advance the Human Resources profession. To promote a greater understanding of the Human Resource function, members enjoy networking, community involvement, leadership roles, and participation in seminars, expos, and workshops featuring expert speakers on key HR-related topics. Chapter members include all levels of HR practitioners, business leaders from a variety of industries, and full-time students working towards a degree in Human Resources. The Mid-Cities chapter is a SHRM Learning System Champion, offering a certification study group each Spring. We are also SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion, a SHRM Foundation Aging Workforce Initiative Partner, a recipient of a 2017 SHRM Innovation Award, a 2017 SHRM Excel Platinum Chapter awardee, and a past recipient of the prestigious Pinnacle Award.
    • Aug 2017 to Present Harvard Club of Dallas
      The Harvard Club of Dallas is the alumni organization for all of Harvard University whether it is the Law School, College, School of Education, Business School, Medical School, Kennedy School or any of the other degree-granting programs of the University. We also sincerely welcome membership from students, parents, spouses and anyone who has taken a course at Harvard. The club is a wonderful way to connect with area alumni, to learn more about the university, and to expand your Harvard relationships.
    • May 2017 to Present Harvard Alumni Association
      The Harvard Alumni Association ("HAA") maintains and enhances a highly engaged, vibrant community of alumni and friends worldwide. The Harvard Alumni Association was previously known as the Associated Harvard Alumni. The latter was formed on July 1, 1965, as an amalgamation of the Harvard Alumni Association (est. 1840) and the Associated Harvard Clubs (est. 1897). The HAA, with offices on the 6th floor of 124 Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge, is the official association of all alumni of Harvard University. Its regular members include recipients of all degrees granted by the University and Radcliffe College, as well as the members of all University Faculties. Others whose names appear on the alumni records of the University, but who have not received degrees, are associate members. They may attend any meetings and take part in any activities of the Association but may not vote for Overseers of the University or Directors of the HAA. The purpose of the HAA as stated in its Constitution is to promote the welfare of Harvard University and to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between Harvard University and its alumni. The HAA helps alumni connect with the University and with fellow graduates through a wealth of Club activities, continuing education programs, online services, and alumni events around the world. The HAA has constitutional duties to nominate candidates for Overseer and elected HAA Directors and to conduct the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association in May on the afternoon of Commencement. The main work of the Association is carried out by standing committees of the HAA Board of Directors, with each Director serving on at least one committee. These committees cover such areas as educational alumni events, communications, Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups, reunions, the graduate schools' alumni organizations, recent graduates, and undergraduates. The HAA also administers two awards: the HAA Award and the Harvard Medal.
    • Sept 2015 to Present American Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division
      Recipient of the 2018 ABA Section Officer's Conference (SOC) Collaboration Award for its work on addressing the opioid epidemic with a summit in May 2018, the Senior Lawyers Division serves experienced lawyers and American families. The Division promotes professionalism in the law and assists lawyers and judges transitioning in their careers.
    • Aug 2013 to Present American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar
      Members of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar are part of a 14,000 member group that strives to improve legal education and lawyer licensing by fostering cooperation among legal educators, practitioners and judges through workshops, conferences and publications. The Section's Council is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) as the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the J.D. In this function, the Council and the Section are independent of the ABA, as required by DOE regulations. All state supreme courts recognize ABA-approved law schools as meeting the legal education requirements to qualify for the bar examination; forty-six states limit eligibility for bar admission to graduates of ABA-approved schools.
    • Nov 2004 to Present State Bar of Texas School Law Section
      The School Law Section of the State Bar of Texas is dedicated to providing a forum for information related to legal issues arising in public schools, junior colleges, and universities in Texas to a wide range of legal practitioners and education law related associations. Section membership includes individuals who represent the interests of parents, students, employees and employee organizations, educational institutions and governing bodies of institutions, and state and national education-related agencies and associations. A broad diversification of interests and an atmosphere of professional cooperation help to make the School Law Section a unique group committed to the interests of all its constituents.
    • Nov 2004 to Present State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section
      The purpose of the Labor and Employment Law Section is to promote and enhance the practice of law by all lawyers who specialize or have an interest in labor and employment law. The Section publishes a quarterly Newsletter. The Newsletter contains a report from the Chair on current Section activities. It also contains concise summaries, with commentary by the editor, on recent Texas state and federal court decisions involving significant labor and employment law issues.
    • Nov 2004 to Present American Bar Association
      The mission of the American Bar Association is to serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession.
    • Nov 2004 to Present State Bar of Texas
      The mission of the State Bar of Texas is to support the administration of the legal system, assure all citizens equal access to justice, foster high standards of ethical conduct for lawyers, enable its members to better serve their clients and the public, educate the public about the rule of law, and promote diversity in the administration of justice and the practice of law. The State Bar of Texas is the second largest state bar association in terms of active attorney members in the United States. The State Bar Act, adopted by the Legislature in 1939, mandates that all attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas be members of the State Bar.
    • Aug 2004 to Present Education Law Association
      Education Law Association is the premier forum for all professionals in education who are interested in practical knowledge, scholarship, and interdisciplinary dialogue about legal and policy issues affecting education. We are a national, nonprofit member association offering unbiased information to its professional members about current legal issues affecting education and the rights of those involved in education in both public and private K-12 schools, universities and colleges. For education professionals and legal advocates on behalf of educational institutions and individual clients, ELA remains an indispensable resource.
    • June 2001 to Present Society for Human Resource Management
      SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.
    • Dec 1995 to Present TCU Alumni Association
      The TCU Alumni Association is your connection to everything TCU, providing lifelong access to a professional and social network of Horned Frogs. We help Frogs connect up – whether it’s moving up the corporate ladder or meeting up with fellow Frogs!
    • July 2015 to June 2016 State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education
      To administer the program of minimum continuing legal education as established by Article XII of the State Bar Rules, formulate rules and regulations not inconsistent with this Article, evaluate through an accreditation system continuing legal education activities applicable to the Rules, and encourage development of high quality continuing legal education activities statewide.
    • Sept 2005 to Aug 2009 American Educational Research Association
      The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
    • Nov 2004 to June 2008 Texas Young Lawyers Association
      The Texas Young Lawyers Association ("TYLA") focuses 100% of its effort and funding to serving Texas communities to enrich and improve lives. Our programs and resources offer helpful legal information to members of the general public on a variety of topics. Others assist Texas lawyers in developing and maintaining their legal practices. And many are directed toward underserved members of our community, including the homeless, the elderly, and members of our military.

News Articles

News Articles

    • Feb 2019 UWire
      Business Masters Program Ranked No. 5 in the Nation
    • Feb 2019 The Shorthorn
      Business Masters Program Ranked No. 5 in the Nation
    • Nov 2005 Dallas Morning News
      Districts wanted more from court; While Some Thrilled, Many Fear Funding Won’t be Boosted
    • May 2000 The Shorthorn
      Two Options Offered for Teacher Certification Test

Publications


      2006
      • Book Review
        [Review of the book Practical Education Law for the Twenty-First Century]
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. Catalyst for Change: Journal of the National School Development Council. 34(2), 59.

      2017
      • Other
        Austin v. University of Oregon, 205 F. Supp. 3d 1214 (D. Or. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(7), 146-147.
      • Other
        Borrell v. Bloomsburg University, 870 F.3d 154 (3d Cir. 2017)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(12), 248.
      • Other
        Butters v. James Madison University, 208 F. Supp. 3d 745 (W.D. Va. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(10), 211.
      • Other
        Carcaño v. McCrory, 203 F. Supp. 3d 615 (M.D.N.C. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(7), 147.
      • Other
        Chenari v. George Washington University, 172 F. Supp. 3d 38 (D.D.C. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(1), 27.
      • Other
        Crosby v. University of Kentucky, 863 F.3d 545 (6th Cir. 2017)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(12), 246.
      • Other
        Dempsey v. Bucknell University, 834 F.3d 457 (3d Cir. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(1), 26.
      • Other
        Doe v. Brown University, 210 F. Supp. 3d 310 (D.R.I. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(7), 147.
      • Other
        Doe v. Mercy Catholic Medical Center, 850 F.3d 545 (3d Cir. 2017)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(10), 211.
      • Other
        Doe v. Miami University, 247 F. Supp. 3d 875 (S.D. Ohio 2017)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(12), 250.
      • Other
        Doe v. The Rector and Visitors of George Mason University, 179 F. Supp. 3d 583 (E.D. Va. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(3), 53.
      • Other
        Doe v. University of Cincinnati, 223 F. Supp. 3d 704 (S.D. Ohio 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(10), 211.
      • Other
        Doe v. University of St. Thomas, 240 F. Supp. 3d 984 (D. Minn. 2017)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(12), 250.
      • Other
        Emery v. Talladega College, 169 F. Supp. 3d 1271 (N.D. Ala. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(1), 22.
      • Other
        Gerlich v. Leath, 847 F.3d 1005 (8th Cir. 2017)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(7), 146.
      • Other
        Gillis v. Principia Corporation, 832 F.3d 865 (8th Cir. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(1), 25-26.
      • Other
        Gordon v. Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, 168 F. Supp. 3d 1148 (E.D. Ark. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(1), 21.
      • Other
        Harnish v. Widener University School of Law, 833 F.3d 298 (3d Cir. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(1), 22.
      • Other
        Holloway v. Howard University, 206 F. Supp. 3d 446 (D.D.C. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(7), 145.
      • Other
        Illinois Bible Colleges Association v. Anderson, 870 F.3d 631 (7th Cir. 2017)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(12), 245.
      • Other
        Ingram v. Cooper, 163 F. Supp. 3d 1133 (N.D. Okla. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(1), 27.
      • Other
        Jane Doe I v. Valencia College Board of Trustees, 838 F.3d 1207 (11th Cir. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(1), 28.
      • Other
        Keefe v. Adams, 840 F.3d 523 (8th Cir. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(3), 54-55.
      • Other
        Kennedy v. United States, 845 F.3d 1376 (Fed. Cir. 2017)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(7), 145.
      • Other
        Kittle-Aikeley v. Strong, 844 F.3d 727 (8th Cir. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(5), 102.
      • Other
        Leach v. District Board of Trustees of Palm Beach, 244 F. Supp. 3d 1334 (S.D. Fla. 2017)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(12), 247-248.
      • Other
        Maliandi v. Montclair State University, 845 F.3d 77 (3d Cir. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(5), 99.
      • Other
        McCants v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, 201 F. Supp. 3d 732 (M.D.N.C. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(7), 143.
      • Other
        McKeny v. Middleton, 242 F. Supp. 3d 661 (S.D. Ohio 2017)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(11), 228.
      • Other
        Moore v. Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation, 834 F.3d 1168 (11th Cir. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(1), 25.
      • Other
        Paulin v. George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, 212 F. Supp. 3d 106 (D.D.C. 2013)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(7), 145-146.
      • Other
        Plummer v. University of Houston, 860 F.3d 767 (5th Cir. 2017)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(10), 211.
      • Other
        Rey v. University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, 182 F. Supp. 3d 282 (W.D. Pa. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(3), 53-54.
      • Other
        Simon v. Northwestern University, 175 F. Supp. 3d 973 (N.D. Ill. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(1), 22.
      • Other
        Simon v. Northwestern University, 183 F. Supp. 3d 908 (N.D. Ill. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(3), 51.
      • Other
        Thomas v. Dillard, 212 F. Supp. 3d 938 (S.D. Cal. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(7), 146.
      • Other
        United States v. Sanford–Brown, Ltd., 840 F.3d 445 (7th Cir. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(3), 51.
      • Other
        Yeasin v. Durham, 224 F. Supp. 3d 1194 (D. Kan. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 59(10), 211.

      2016
      • Other
        Arizona Students' Association v. Arizona Board of Regents, 824 F.3d 858 (9th Cir. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(12), 232-233.
      • Other
        Berger v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, 162 F. Supp. 3d 845 (S.D. Ind. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(12), 232.
      • Other
        Binno v. American Bar Association, 826 F.3d 338 (6th Cir. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(12), 235.
      • Other
        Chhim v. University of Houston Clear Lake, 129 F. Supp. 3d 507 (S.D. Tex. 2015)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(6), 116-117.
      • Other
        Clay v. Howard University, 128 F. Supp. 3d 22 (D. D.C. 2015)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(6), 117.
      • Other
        Doe v. Rector and Visitors of George Mason University, 132 F. Supp. 3d 712 (E.D. Va. 2015)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(7), 138.
      • Other
        Gentry v. Jackson State University, 161 F. Supp. 3d 418 (S.D. Miss. 2015)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(12), 234.
      • Other
        Gomez v. Allbee, 134 F. Supp. 3d 1159 (S.D. Iowa 2015)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(7), 139.
      • Other
        Harris v. Hahn, 827 F.3d 359 (5th Cir. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(12), 235.
      • Other
        Ingram v. Cooper, 163 F. Supp. 3d 1133 (N.D. Okla. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(12), 235.
      • Other
        Knox v. Trustees of Indiana University, 160 F. Supp. 3d 1073 (N.D. Ind. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(12), 233.
      • Other
        Lechnir v. Wells, 157 F. Supp. 3d 804 (E.D. Wis. 2016)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(12), 233.
      • Other
        Ludlow v. Northwestern University, 125 F. Supp. 3d 783 (N.D. Ill. 2015)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 58(7), 137.

      2010
      • Other
        Ikossi-Anastasiou v. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University, 579 F.3d 546 (5th Cir. 2009)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 52(1), 12-13.
      • Other
        Palmer v. Waxahachie Independent School District, 579 F.3d 502 (5th Cir. 2009)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 52(1), 6.
      • Other
        Price ex rel. Price v. Louisiana Department of Education, 329 F. App’x 559 (5th Cir. 2009)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 52(1), 5.

      2009
      • Other
        Howell v. Austin Independent School District, 323 F. App’x 294 (5th Cir. 2009)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 51(11), 210-211.
      • Other
        Myers v. Ennis Independent School District, 321 F. App’x 375 (5th Cir. 2009)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 51(11), 209-210.
      • Other
        Ollie v. Plano Independent School District, 323 F. App’x 295 (5th Cir. 2009)
        [Graca, ThomasJ.]. School Law Reporter. 51(11), 210.

      2004

Presentations

Students Supervised

    • Aug 2020
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Alina Mahmud, (Management)
    • June 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Divyanshu Sharma, (Management)
      International Compensation: An Examination of the Relationship between Societal Culture and Preferred Compensation Policies
    • May 2020
      Graduate Supervised Research
      David Kiema, (Business)
      2019-2020 COBA-Admissions Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant
    • May 2020
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Divyanshu Vardhan Sharma, (Management)
      2019-2020 Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant
    • Dec 2019
      Directed Individual/Independent Study
      Angeles de los Rios, (Management)
      Training and Development in Contemporary Organizations: Teaching Adaptability and Flexibility
    • Dec 2019
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Jillian Daugherty, (Management)
      The Effect of Manager Leadership Style on Subordinate Performance
    • May 2019
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Alyssa Maribel Jensen, (Management)
      Development of a Comprehensive Business Plan for Expansion of a Home-Based Business
    • May 2019
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Molli Kristen Magday, (Business)
      Diversity and Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace

Courses

      • MANA 4320-001 EMPLOYMENT LAW
        (Course Id: 100941)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5199-001 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 109927)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5299-001 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 109928)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5399-001 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 109929)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4393-001 MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110004)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3319-001 MANAGEMENT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3319-002 MANAGEMENT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • MANA 3319-004 MANAGEMENT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • MANA 3319-006 MANAGEMENT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • MANA 3319-900 MANAGEMENT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • MANA 5199-001 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 109927)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5299-001 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 109928)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5399-001 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 109929)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4393-001 MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110004)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3319-001 MGT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3320-001 PER/HUM RES MGT
        (Course Id: 100938)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4320-001 EMPLOYMENT LAW
        (Course Id: 100941)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5199-001 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 109927)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5299-001 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 109928)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5399-001 GRADUATE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 109929)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4393-001 MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110004)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3319-004 MGT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3319-005 MGT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5399-001
        Fall - 2019
      • MANA 4320-001 EMPLOYMENT LAW
        (Course Id: 100941)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5382-002 INDEPENDENT STUDIES MGMT
        (Course Id: 100981)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4393-001 MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110004)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3319-001 MGT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3319-004 MGT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5399-001 INTERNSHIP 5399 GRADUATE LEVEL
        (Course Id: 109929)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4393-001 MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110004)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3319-001 MGT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3320-001 PER/HUM RES MGT
        (Course Id: 100938)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5399-001 INTERNSHIP 5399 GRADUATE LEVEL
        (Course Id: 109929)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3318-003 MANA ORG BEHAV
        (Course Id: 100936)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3318-005 MANA ORG BEHAV
        (Course Id: 100936)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4393-001 MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110004)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3319-001 MGT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3318-001 MANA ORG BEHAV
        (Course Id: 100936)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 3318-004 MANA ORG BEHAV
        (Course Id: 100936)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Mar 2020 to  Present Task Force Member
      UTA College of Business Website Committee
    • Dec 2018 to  Present Program Coordinator
      Management Department Graduate Internship Program
      Detailed information is available at: http://www.uta.edu/business/careers/internships_grad.php. The National Association of Colleges and Employers provides the following definition of an internship: “An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.” To search for internships, visit: https://www.uta.edu/careers/students/internships/search.php
    • Dec 2018 to  Present Program Coordinator
      Management Department Undergraduate Internship Program
      Detailed information is available at: http://www.uta.edu/business/careers/internships_undergrad.php. The National Association of Colleges and Employers provides the following definition of an internship: “An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.” To search for internships, visit: https://www.uta.edu/careers/students/internships/search.php
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Master of Science in Human Resource Management Advisory Board
      The Human Resource Management Advisory Board of the University of Texas at Arlington is an organization dedicated to helping make the UTA M.S. in Human Resource Management a top choice school for graduate human resource management education among students and employers. Members are chosen for their experience and expertise in human resource management and general business and for their commitment to the program. The Council’s primary responsibilities are to: 1) actively assist UTA MS-HRM with outreach activities by: a. acting as Ambassadors at Large for the UTA MS-HRM; b. helping UTA develop contacts, working relationships, and networking opportunities; and c. introducing constituents to the UTA MS-HRM program; and 2) enhance the MS-HRM curriculum by: a. participating as guest speakers and panel members; b. serving as a resource to help secure outside speakers and panel members; c. advising the MS-HRM faculty on current marketplace educational needs; d. providing materials for case studies; e. assisting in identifying companies for class research projects; and f. supporting student financial needs by contributing to scholarship funds and encouraging others to do so.
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Program Coordinator
      Master of Science in Human Resource Management
      The Master of Science in Human Resource Management degree program combines the experience of industry leaders with the expertise of renowned scholars to offer entry-level and mid-career human resource professionals with the tools they need to enhance their professional practice and career trajectories. The graduate-level professional degree program offers a responsive, research-based, and practice-oriented curriculum that combines a breadth of study in business management strategy with deep study in the functional areas of human resource management. The coursework in this content-rich curriculum is taught by distinguished scholars and industry-leading professionals who lead students in bridging the gap between cutting-edge management theory and the real-world demands of professional human resource practice. The program prepares students for human resource management careers in business and industrial firms, as well as government and nonprofit organizations. The Master of Science in Human Resource Management is accredited by the AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International). The Master of Science in Human Resource Management curriculum aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's recommended requirements for Human Resource degree programs. The Master of Science in Human Resources Management curriculum is certified to meet the guidelines for the HRCI re-accreditation.
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Committee Chair
      Master of Science in Human Resource Management Admissions Committee
      The Master of Science in Human Resource Management degree program combines the experience of industry leaders with the expertise of renowned scholars to offer entry-level and mid-career human resource professionals with the tools they need to enhance their professional practice and career trajectories. The graduate-level professional degree program offers a responsive, research-based, and practice-oriented curriculum that combines a breadth of study in business management strategy with deep study in the functional areas of human resource management. The coursework in this content-rich curriculum is taught by distinguished scholars and industry-leading professionals who lead students in bridging the gap between cutting-edge management theory and the real-world demands of professional human resource practice. The program prepares students for human resource management careers in business and industrial firms, as well as government and nonprofit organizations. The Master of Science in Human Resource Management is accredited by the AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International). The Master of Science in Human Resource Management curriculum aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's recommended requirements for Human Resource degree programs. The Master of Science in Human Resources Management curriculum is certified to meet the guidelines for the HRCI re-accreditation.
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Master of Science in Human Resource Management Admissions Committee
      The Master of Science in Human Resource Management degree program combines the experience of industry leaders with the expertise of renowned scholars to offer entry-level and mid-career human resource professionals with the tools they need to enhance their professional practice and career trajectories. The graduate-level professional degree program offers a responsive, research-based, and practice-oriented curriculum that combines a breadth of study in business management strategy with deep study in the functional areas of human resource management. The coursework in this content-rich curriculum is taught by distinguished scholars and industry-leading professionals who lead students in bridging the gap between cutting-edge management theory and the real-world demands of professional human resource practice. The program prepares students for human resource management careers in business and industrial firms, as well as government and nonprofit organizations. The Master of Science in Human Resource Management is accredited by the AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International). The Master of Science in Human Resource Management curriculum aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's recommended requirements for Human Resource degree programs. The Master of Science in Human Resources Management curriculum is certified to meet the guidelines for the HRCI re-accreditation.
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Student Org Advisor (Professional Org)
      University of Texas at Arlington Student Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management
      The Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management at the University of Texas at Arlington is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management, and Sponsored by the Mid-Cities Human Resource Association. The objectives of this Chapter are: (a) to provide The University of Texas at Arlington students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the effective management of human capital in the field of Human Resource Management through affiliation with the Mid-Cities Human Resource Association; (b) to promote the exchange of work-related experience of established business professionals with the theoretical academic perspectives of student and faculty members through open forums and information exchanges; (c) to encourage the acquisition, growth and continuation of our respective careers in human resource management through expanded knowledge, camaraderie, respect and mutual support among chapter members and through our affiliation with SHRM and our sponsoring chapter; (d) to provide a pool of human resource management leaders for perpetuation of the Chapter and of SHRM; (e) to function as an important vehicle for promoting the field of human resource management to students; (f) to serve as a source of new members for SHRM; (g) to act as part of the two-way channel of communications between SHRM and the individual members; and (h) to achieve these objectives, there shall be no discrimination in individual membership or chapter affiliations because of race, religion , sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran 's status, or any other legally protected class.
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      College of Business Graduate Program Coordinators Group
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Management Department
      The Management Department offers a BBA in Management, an MS in Human Resource Management, and a PhD in Business Administration with emphasis in Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and International Business. The department also offers courses that support the Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Care Administration degrees, as well as many of the College’s other graduate programs. The Department of Management is committed to providing a high quality educational experience for students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for leadership roles in society. We are also committed to the creation and dissemination of new knowledge through active research agendas. Our dedicated and talented faculty regularly publish in some of the field’s leading journals and serve on a number of editorial boards.
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Management Department Graduate Studies Committee
      The Management Department Graduate Studies Committee (a) makes recommendations concerning new degree programs, new graduate courses, changes in graduate courses, requirements for existing degree programs, and the designation of faculty who are not members of the Graduate Faculty to teach at the graduate level; (b) advises the appropriate administrative officers on matters affecting the graduate program in the area including scheduling of courses, staffing, graduate assistants, and the general operation of the program; (c) is responsible for recommending the admission to candidacy for all graduate degrees in its academic area; and (d) certifies and recommends faculty members for appointment to the Graduate Faculty.
    • Aug 2006 to  Jan 2010 Program Coordinator
      Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Ph.D. Program
      The University of Texas at Arlington's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Ph.D. Program is designed for candidates who seek to pursue careers in research, institutional assessment, policy analysis, institutional leadership, higher education administration, student affairs, or the professoriate. The program challenges the conventional wisdom that K-12 and postsecondary education are different worlds by bringing together scholars and students from all levels of education to work and study together. Working from the premise that all people can learn at high levels, the program explores the systemic barriers that prevent so many children, adolescents, and young adults from achieving their fullest potential. Students receive a broad foundation in the study of educational leadership and policy development through a wide range of course offerings focused on both K-12 leadership and higher education.
    • Sept 2005 to  Jan 2010 Committee Chair
      University of Texas at Arlington Committee on Rules and Elections
      The Committee on Rules and Elections is a standing committee of the University Faculty. The functions of the Committee on Rules and Elections are: (1) to advise the President concerning jurisdiction of the several faculties and faculty organizations; (2) to arrange, establish procedure for, compute the numbers of electoral positions, and certify results of faculty elections; (3) to recommend to the President revision in the Handbook of Operating Procedures pertaining to faculties and faculty organizations as may be necessary to clarify responsibilities, procedures, and jurisdictions; and (4) to perform other functions which may be assigned by the Handbook of Operating Procedures or requested by the faculty organizations or the President.
    • Sept 2005 to  Jan 2010 Committee Member
      University of Texas at Arlington Committee on Rules and Elections
      The Committee on Rules and Elections is a standing committee of the University Faculty. The functions of the Committee on Rules and Elections are: (1) to advise the President concerning jurisdiction of the several faculties and faculty organizations; (2) to arrange, establish procedure for, compute the numbers of electoral positions, and certify results of faculty elections; (3) to recommend to the President revision in the Handbook of Operating Procedures pertaining to faculties and faculty organizations as may be necessary to clarify responsibilities, procedures, and jurisdictions; and (4) to perform other functions which may be assigned by the Handbook of Operating Procedures or requested by the faculty organizations or the President.
    • June 1998 to  Jan 2001 Committee Member
      University of Texas at Arlington Teacher Education Council
      The Teacher Education Council (a) provides liaison between the College of Education and other academic departments; (b) establishes policies for teacher education; (c) proposes new programs for certification; and (d) hears appeals from students denied admission to certification.
    • June 1998 to  Jan 2001 Committee Member
      College of Education Advisory Council
    • June 1998 to  Jan 2001 Committee Member
      College of Education Dean's Council

Service to the Profession

    • 2019 to  Present
      (Classification: Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship)
      Negotiation Competition Judge (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
    • 2011 to  Present
      (Classification: Teaching and Learning Scholarship)
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
      George M. Pullman Educational Foundation
      The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation supports the dreams and aspirations of outstanding graduating high school seniors with merit-based, need-based scholarships and continuing educational support as they pursue their bachelor’s degree at the college or university of their choice.
    • July 2020 to  Dec 2020
      (Classification: Teaching and Learning Scholarship)
      Reviewer, Grant Proposal (Austin, TX, USA)
      Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
      External reviewer for THECB Open Educational Resources Grant Program.
    • July 2015 to  June 2016
      (Classification: Teaching and Learning Scholarship)
      Committee Member (Austin, Texas, USA)
      State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education
      To administer the program of minimum continuing legal education as established by Article XII of the State Bar Rules, formulate rules and regulations not inconsistent with this Article, evaluate through an accreditation system continuing legal education activities applicable to the Rules, and encourage development of high quality continuing legal education activities statewide.
    • 1998 to  2000
      (Classification: Teaching and Learning Scholarship)
      Committee Member (Austin, Texas, USA)
      Texas State Educator Improvement Initiative

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Aug 2003 to  Present
      (Classification: Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship)
      Volunteer (Dallas, Texas, USA)
      Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
      The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
    • Past to  July 2020
      (Classification: Teaching and Learning Scholarship)
      Guest Speaker (Dallas, TX, USA)
      Upward Board
    • 2018 to  2019
      Volunteer (Dallas, Texas, USA)
      St. Rita Catholic Schoolt
      At St. Rita Catholic Schoolt we establish a Christ-centered environment where strong Catholic values are taught, modeled, learned and lived by all members of the community. These values begin with a gifted, caring, and welcoming staff that shares a host of talents with its students and, in turn, encourages students to share their time, abilities and leadership with one another. As a National Blue Ribbon School, St Rita continues to provide a challenging academic curriculum which exceeds state standards while offering a quality fine arts and athletic program to develop their talents and interests.
    • 2013 to  2017
      Volunteer (Brighton, Massachusetts, USA)
      Allston-Brighton Little League
      Allston-Brighton Little League is dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable baseball and softball experience for our children. ABLL participates in Little League's ASAP (Safety Awareness Program) and has a certified plan on file with Little League Inc. Questions or comments regarding safety issues should be directed to the League's Safety Officer. The safety of our players and anyone who attends a ABLL event is our top priority. It is important to understand that safety is "everyone's job." Prevention is the key to keeping accidents to a minimum.
    • 2013 to  2017
      Volunteer (Brighton, Massachusetts, USA)
      St. Columbkille Partnership School
      The mission of St. Columbkille Partnership School has driven its dedicated faculty and staff to build a sustainable educational model that serves local families. Reestablished in 2006 as a Partnership School, the resources of the Archdiocese of Boston, Boston College, and St. Columbkille Parish are combined to offer a rigorous and comprehensive education rooted in Gospel teaching and committed to Catholic educational and religious traditions. As a result of this unique collaboration, the school charted a new direction to create a flagship Catholic school in Boston and a new national model of excellence in Catholic early childhood, elementary, and middle school education.
    • 2009 to  2013
      Volunteer (Dallas, Texas, USA)
      Dallas Services
      Founded in 1949 by Alfred and Mildred Sack, Dallas Services began when the Sacks were looking for an educational option for their 6-year-old blind daughter, Sarah Lee Sack. Blind children were not allowed to attend the local elementary school and the only option was the Texas School for the Blind in Austin, three hours away. Mr. and Mrs. Sack, recognizing the importance of caring for their daughter in their family home, opened the Dallas School for Blind Children. The following year a preschool was added, and Dallas area parents of blind children found a place where they could receive support and education for their child. Mildred Sack became an advocate for an inclusive school system and through her work, a state bill was drafted requiring Texas schools to provide blind and deaf children educational opportunities at their local schools. Dallas Services has changed over time, but we still hold to the Sack’s founding promise that all children should be able to learn and play together, regardless of ability.
    • 2002 to  2005
      Officer, President/Elect/Past (Dallas, Texas, USA)
      Fair Oaks Homeowners Association
    • 1998 to  2000
      (Classification: Teaching and Learning Scholarship)
      Board Member (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
      Fort Worth Independent School District Certification Advisory Committee
    • 1996 to  1999
      (Classification: Teaching and Learning Scholarship)
      Guest Speaker (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
      Fort Worth Jaycees Youth Salute