Amy Thomas

Amy Thomas

Library Science
Assistant Professor
Campus:
Ashtabula
Contact Information
Phone:
440-964-4237

Biography

With the Ashtabula Campus since 2009.

Areas of Research/Study/Academic Interest 

Market & Industry Research, Grant Writing & Research, and Digital Projects.

Professional Experience

2011 – To Present, Library Director, Assistant Professor (NTT) / Kent State University at Ashtabula, Ashtabula, OH

2009 – 2011, Librarian, Assistant Professor (NTT) / Kent State University at Ashtabula, Ashtabula, OH

2006 – 2009, Research Analyst, Center for Strategic Information & Analytics / KeyCorp, Cleveland, OH

2005 – 2006, Director of Corporate Research & Analysis Services / Colliers Ostendorf Morris, Cleveland, OH

2004 – 2005, Industrial & Office Research Specialist/ Colliers Ostendorf Morris, Cleveland, OH

Select Presentations

  • Life and Legacy of Merle McCurdy (Presentation), With Richard Dana, Sponsored by the Kent State University at Ashtabula Sociology Club and the Ashtabula Chapter of the NAACP, Kent State University at Ashtabula, February 2019.
  • Promoting the Kent State Wine Program Using Digital Commons: Challenges and Opportunities (Presentation), Northern Ohio Digital Commons User Group, Kent State University, November 2016.     
  • Evidence Based Research for the Clinical Educator (Workshop), Clinical Educators Seminar Training for Occupational and Physical Assistant Therapists, Kent State University at Trumbull, November 2016. 
  • Researching Judge Florence Allen: Using Digital Commons as a Story Telling Tool (Presenter) With Richard Dana et al., An Evening with Florence Allen, Kent State University at Ashtabula, September 2016. 
  • Evidence Based Research for the Clinician (Workshop), Clinician Seminar Training for Physical Assistant Therapists, Kent State University at Ashtabula, November 2015. 
  • Grant Opportunities in NEOH (Invited Panel Speaker), Regional Campus Research Roundtable, Kent State University Twinsburg Academic Center, March 2013.

Research Grants/Awards

Regional Workforce Development Center (Grant Writer), Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, $250,000 Award, May 2018. 

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Kent State University (1998), Master of Library & Information Science, Kent State University (2007), Master of Science in Public Health, Kent State University (2019)

Awards/Achievements

  • Mothers, Mentors and Muses Award, Kent State University, 2018