Faculty Profile for Dr. Allie Thomas

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Dr. Allie Thomas
Assistant Professor — Dept of Health & Human Performance
JOW A173
phone: (512) 245-2383

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Thomas, K. A., & Mueller, K. (n.d.). Recreational therapy students’ class time fieldwork experiences: A phenomenological qualitative analysis. Therapeutic Recreation Journal.
  • Sharpe, S. M., Passmore, T., Thomas, K. A., Lindenmeier, D., & Winston, J. (n.d.). Operation growth: The impact of heroes on the water kayak fishing on post-traumatic growth in U.S. Military Veterans. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 30, 321–339. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2023-V57-I4-11974
  • Mueller, K. M., & Thomas, K. A. (n.d.). Adventure therapy for successful aging (ATSA) Model: A systematic review on older adults’ health and outdoor-based interventions like adventure therapy.
  • Thomas, K. A., Mueller, K. M., & Whaley, D. (n.d.). Adaptive sports and recreational therapy:  A review to explore best practices for the profession.
  • Deringer, S. A., Thomas, K. A., & Zimmermann-Somoza, J. A. M. (2021). Mindful Experiences of Place On a Study Abroad Trip. In M. Baker & N. Carr (Eds.), Leisure activities in the outdoors: Learning, developing, and challenging. Cabi Publishing.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorary Guest Coach, Texas State Volleyball. November 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Therapeutic Recreation Professional, Therapeutic Recreation Symposium of the Southwest. November 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorary Guest Coach, Texas State Volleyball. October 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. May 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Teaching, Presidential Awards Program. 2021

Selected Grants

  • Griffin, Luther Kent, Deringer, Stephen A (Co-Principal), Thomas, Krista A. Spring Lake Outdoor Education Program, State of Texas, $49276.31. (Funded: May 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020). Grant.
  • Farrell III, John W (Principal), Thomas, Krista Allie (Co-Principal), Jimenez, Jesus (Supporting), Rolfe, Rachel M. The integration of physiological and biomechanical measures to enhance engagement with adaptive sports and recreation for manual wheelchair users, Materials Application Research Center, Texas State University, $89892. (Funded: November 2022 - Present). Grant.
  • Deringer, Stephen Anthony, Griffin, Luther Kent, Thomas, Krista A, Dussler, Marcus R, Wait, M., Kipp, Lindsay Erin, Norton, Christine L. Strengthening experiential education opportunities in central Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife, State, $59920. (Funded: May 2022 - November 2023). Grant.
  • Deringer, Stephen Anthony (Principal), Griffin, Luther Kent (Co-Principal), Thomas, Krista A (Supporting). Aquarena Spring Outdoor Education Program, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, State, $50000.00. (Funded: June 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018). Grant.
  • Thomas, Krista (Co-Principal). Creating a virtual environment for cue exposure and extinction among a high-risk alcohol abuse population, Research Enhancement Program, Institutional (Higher Ed), $8160. (Submitted: January 1, 2015, Funded: January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Co-Author of a national newsletter article
American Therapeutic Recreation Association Newsletter
American Therapeutic Recreation Association Advocacy Liason
August 2023-Present
Clinical Assistant Professor Mentor, Shelby Jackson
September 2022-Present
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Committee
Univeristy Leadership Assembly
August 2017-Present