Thomas A. Simonds, SJ, EdD

Thomas A. Simonds, SJ, EdD

Thomas A. Simonds, SJ, EdD

Professor
Associate Chair, Facilitate accreditation activities, complete reports to external agencies, hire adjunct faculty, student selection and retention, assist chair with a variety of duties
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Education

Position

  • Professor

Biography

Father Tom Simonds is a Catholic priest and a member of the Society of Jesus. He is currently Timms Professor of Humanities at Creighton University in Omaha, NE and oversees the undergraduate core curriculum. He has held a number of leadership positions in Catholic secondary schools including principal and school trustee. Father Tom is the author of 18 articles on Catholic educational issues. He has authored two books: School Violence Prevention Workbook, and Advent and Christmas Reflections for Teachers; and has co-authored one book: Your School’s Catholic Identity: Name It, Claim It, and Build on It. All these books are available from the National Catholic Educational Association.

Publications and Presentations

Books

Articles

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  • , 48,3, 48-51; 89
  • , 48,2, 42-48; 89-90
  • , 20, 2, 98-108
  • , 47,4, 42-45; 98
  • , 47(2), 32-34; 72
  • , 23,3, 1-13
  • , 46,4, 34-38;74
  • , 11(1)
  • , 45(1), 37-39
  • , 19(2), 93-106
  • , 12(2), 113-122
  • , 50(3),, 18-31.
  • , 10, 57-65
  • , 81, 35-42
  • , 8, 191-204
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General

  • , 45 (4), 11-14

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

    • Strategies to reduce bullying behavior in schools
    • P-12 Catholic school mission integration and leadership practices

Current Research Projects

  • Simonds, T. A., Cook, T. J., Engel, M. T., Fussell, R. D., Hearn, J. L., & Meyer, J. (In press). Preparing priests to lead parish schools: Concerns and recommendations. Journal of Catholic Education.
     
    Cook, T. J., Fussell, R. D., Simonds, T. A. (article under review). The Catholic superintendency: systemic problems leading to low retention rates. International Studies in Catholic Education.
     
    Simonds, T. A., *Annable, J., & Fussell, R. D. (anticipated spring 2022). National standards and benchmarks for effective executive leaders of Catholic school systems (NSBEELS).
    Notes.*National Catholic Educational Association Director of Academic Excellence. This project is based on original research conducted by Timothy J. Cook, Ronald D. Fussell, and Thomas A. Simonds, S.J.
     
    Simonds, T. A., Rosales, M. R., Appleget, C., Cook, T. J., Fussell, R. D., *Philippe, K., & Roedlach, A. (anticipated spring 2022). Experiences of Latino/a students and their families in Catholic high schools in a mid-western diocese.
    Notes.*Creighton graduate student in elementary education. Renzo Rosales, S.J. and Thomas A. Simonds, S.J. were the lead investigators for this study.

Awards and Honors

  • Summer Scholar, 2009