Isaiah J. Thomas, Ed.D.

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Assistant Dean of Students; Director of Residential Education, Housing Services and Student Conduct

Isaiah has worked in higher education for more than a decade and brings a deep passion and commitment to the liberal arts. As both a first-generation college student and person of color, Isaiah is deeply committed to helping students of all backgrounds thrive in the college environment in order to make a difference in the greater world. Isaiah joins Oxy from Swarthmore College, where he recently served as Director of Residential Communities for a number of years. Prior to that, Isaiah spent several years employed in residence life at Carleton College. Isaiah earned his doctorate in higher education administration from Northeastern University in 2018. His education also includes a masters in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland - College Park, and a bachelors in mathematical economics from Colorado College.