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William Thomas

Director EdD Program and Professorial Lecturer

Professional headshot of AU EdD Faculty William Thomas


Dr. Thomas has been a K-12 teacher, school principal, and program director for the past 18 years, all in the service of equity in education. Many of his education practitioner and leader positions have been in DC schools, for example as a Biology Teacher at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School and as the Principal of Community Academy Global Campus. Most recently, he was the Director of Science at Mastery Charter School, where he led and managed the science program for over twenty elementary middle, and high school campuses. Dr. Thomas received a doctoral degree in education leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, where his dissertation focused on the career trajectories and retention of Black Male Teachers who graduated from Morehouse College.