Faculty Profile for Dr. Thomas Longoria Jr.

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Dr. Thomas Longoria Jr.
Professor — Political Science
THH 359
phone: (512) 245-6899

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Thomas Longoria is professor of Political Science at Texas State University. Longoria teaches courses on public management, public administration, and non-profit administration. Longoria has conducted nearly $3,000,000 in research and sponsored projects in the area of community development. He has received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Agriculture, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Corporation for National Service as well as other federal, state, and local government funders. He is author or co-author articles that appear in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Urban Affairs Review, Urban Affairs Quarterly, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Journal of Borderland Studies, State and Local Government Review, Journal of Minority and Immigrant Health, Death Studies, Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, and the Western Political Quarterly. He received his B.A. degree from Pan American University in 1989 and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1994.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Longoria, T., & Milford, J. (2021). Explaining Borderlands Local Government Administrators’ Perceived Responsibility to Aid Asylum-Seeking Migrants. Journal of Borderlands Studies.
  • Longoria, T., Budd, D., & Myers, A. (2016). The Role of a Gendered Policy Agenda in Closing the Mayoral Ambition Gap: The Case of Texas Female City Council Members. Journal of Research on Women and Gender, 81–93.
  • Longoria, T. (2014). Are We All Equal at Death?: Death Competence in Municipal Cemetery Management. Death Studies, 355–364.
  • Longoria, T., & Rangarajan, N. (2014). Measuring Public Manager Cultural Competence: The Influence of Public Sector Values. Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, 21(1), 24–41. Retrieved from http://digitalscholarship.tsu.edu/jpmsp/vol21/iss1/3/
  • Longoria, T. (2013). Predicting Use and Solicitation of Payments in Lieu of Taxes. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 338–354.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Grant and Proposal Writing Certificate, College of Liberal Arts. November 13, 2019 - November 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished Public Administration Educator Award, CenTex American Society for Public Administration. May 16, 2018 - May 2018

Selected Grants

  • Longoria, Thomas (Principal). Austin Cemeteries: A Comprehensive Business Analysis, City of Austin, Municipal, $20222. (Submitted: 2010). Grant.
  • Longoria, Thomas (Principal). Lead (Pb) Poisoning Prevention and Reduction through Outreach and Training of Clinicians and Labor Specialists in Hispanic Communities, Environmental Protection Agency (Sub-award from Texas Tech University), Institutional (Higher Ed), $30423. (Submitted: 2009). Grant.
  • Longoria, Thomas (Principal). Lead (Pb) Poisoning Prevention & Reduction through Outreach & Training of Clinicians & Labor Specialists in Hispanic Communities, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal, $226250. (Submitted: 2008). Grant.
  • Longoria, Thomas (Principal). Increasing Organizational Capacity of Farm Labor Housing Organizations, US Department of Agriculture, Federal, $128000. (Submitted: 2007). Grant.
  • Longoria, Thomas (Principal). Preparing Lubbock Residents to Serve on Boards and Commissions, City of Lubbock, Municipal, $2400. (Submitted: 2007). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

COPRA Accreditation Standards Committee
August 2023-December 2023
Latino Studies Minor Advisory Committee
January 2023-December 2023
Board Member
City of Seguin Golf Course Advisory Board
January 2023-December 2023
COPRA Site Visit Team Savannah State University
February 1, 2023-April 30, 2023
Study Abroad Advisory Committee
January 2022-December 2022