Ph.D., Educational Studies - Early Childhood Deaf Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017
M.Ed., Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, University of Pittsburgh, 2004
B.A., Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2000
Anne Thomas began as a lecturer in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders in August 2016. She currently coordinates the Deaf Education program, and teaches academic courses that focus on preparing professionals to work effectively with students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Prior to joining the faculty at UNL, Anne worked as a teacher of the deaf in both Virginia and Pennsylvania, where she taught middle and elementary school students who were deaf and hard of hearing. Anne earned her master's degree in special education with a specialization in deaf and hard of hearing students from the University of Pittsburgh.
Anne completed her doctorate in early childhood deaf education at UNL in the spring of 2017. Her dissertation research focused on assessing the validity of measure that she co-authored with researchers at Boys Town National Research Hospital-Center of Childhood Deafness, which is designed to assess the early vocal development of infants and toddlers who are at risk for speech and language delays. Her primary area of interest is assessment of young and school-aged children who are deaf and hard of hearing.