Ric Thomas

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
M.S. Forensic Psychology

Dr. Thomas earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis on Clinical and Correctional Psychology. His work experience and research interests are within the spectrum of Forensic and Correctional Psychology as well as Sports and Exercise Psychology. He has worked in state and federal prisons with juvenile and adult male and female offenders and promoted the significance of exercise and mental health. Additionally, he has worked in forensic settings with patients who have been deemed incompetent to stand trial (or incompetent to proceed) and those adjudicated not guilty of by reason of insanity. Pertaining to his role at Walden University, he is interested in performing and conducting research on inmates and patients who suffer from mental illness and the efficacy to treatment methods as well as perceptions that various cultures have on psychological treatment and interventions.