Loren Thomas

Loren’s passion is for inclusive, student-centered education.  He has attempted to apply principles of student-directed curriculum, constructivist pedagogy and non-violent communication as a teacher and administrator.  As a school and district leader Loren has focused on consensus decision making and maintaining the moral compass of the organization. Throughout his career in public education and higher education, Loren has attempted to infuse the principals of progressive education and social equity in the broader system.  He has been involved for over a decade in alternative education and special education in the context of public schools.

After retiring from his career in public education Loren served as Director of Professional Preparation Programs and Chair of the Education Department.  After two years, he became Dean of the college.  After attempting to retire again in 2016 Loren walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Loren is currently serving as an Associate Faculty member in the graduate programs in Education and Sustainability Education at Prescott College (part-time), the Co-Head for Academics at the Monteverde Friends School in Monteverde, Costa Rica, and an adjunct faculty member in teacher preparation at Brookdale College in NJ.

Loren’s academic background includes 5 degrees: B.A. in Classics from Temple University, M.A. in Philosophy & Religion from Temple University, M.Div. from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary, M.A. in Education from Rowan University, and Ed.D. from Seton Hall University.