Clay Thomas

Clay Thomas

Graduate Student

About Clay Thomas

I am a medical sociologist researching hospitals' commitment to charitable missions and working relations between healthcare professionals. My research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Professions and OrganizationJournal of Inter-professional Care, and The Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. I have published using qualitative and quantitative methods, and I am looking for the opportunity to teach diverse research methods courses. Students and peers have recognized my strengths as a teacher, including creating a welcoming environment where everyone can succeed and being enthusiastic about the material (including statistics and research methods). I take my role as a teacher-scholar seriously and endeavor to use the sociological perspective to help students flourish.CV


Research interests: medical sociology; organizational sociology; sociology of nonprofits; sociology of emotions; social psychology

Teaching interests: introduction to sociology; research methods; statistics; social organization of medicine; sociology of health and illness; social psychology; self and society; sociology of emotions

Dissertation title: Nonprofit Hospitals’ Charity Care Policies, Provision of Charity Care Dollars, and Mission Drift in Response to Market Factors and External Pressures

Dissertation Committee: Brea Perry (chair), Fabio Rojas, Art Alderson, Kosali Simon