Dr. Raymond T. Thomas, MS, DSc

Sr. Director II of Systems Improvement, Research, Data

Pittsburgh Corporate Office: (412) 342-0600

Dr. Raymond T. Thomas is a native of Jamaica Queens, N.Y., where he attended August Martin High School and earned a full football scholarship to Robert Morris University. There, he earned a bachelor’s in business administration, a master’s in science in education and information systems, and a PhD in science in information systems and communication with a focus in education. With a strong desire to evaluate strengths and weaknesses in how our youth are being educated inside the classroom, Dr. Thomas focused his dissertation on those passions by completing “An Analysis of the Holistic Model for Blended Learning versus Face-to-Face Instruction Used to Teach At-Risk Students in an Alternative School.”

Dr. Thomas has been employed in the human services field for over 12 years. His work spans many areas, from working with adults who are intellectually disabled, to at-risk youth, and abused and neglected adolescents. He has been able to use his expertise to help guide young adolescents and their families toward a more promising future. Being passionate about giving back, Dr. Thomas spends his spare time as a volunteer football coach for intermediate to college-level programs. This allows him to employ his passion for mentoring children and adolescents.

Due to his persistent work ethic during his college years and career, Dr. Thomas has received numerous accolades and awards, including being inducted into Robert Morris University’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. As a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Dr. Thomas remains active by participating with other members to mentor youth. He has also been a keynote speaker at various events around the Pittsburgh area. Moreover, he has a strong commitment and passion for working with families, children, adolescents and young adults, while striving to help every individual and family become empowered, self-reliant and contributing members of their communities.