The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Dr. Deborah J. Thomason

Email: dthmsn@clemson.edu
Location: 240 Poole Ag. Center

B.S. University of Georgia
M.S. University of Georgia; Specialists: University of Georgia
Ph.D Clemson University

Additional Professional Responsibilities:
  • Faculty Rep to Ombudsman Committee
  • National Past President Epsilon Sigma Phi
  • Secretary Joint Council of Extension Professionals
  • (AAFCS) American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Editorial Board
  • (NEAFCS) National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences Review Board for Promotion, Tenure and Publication review
  • (IFHE) International Federation of Home Economics - Project Identify and Recognize Committee
Research Interests:
  • Family and Youth Development
  • Health Literacy for Military Families
  • Healthy Homes
Publications: (last 5 years)

Thomason, Deborah J. (2011). 2 eyes, 2 ears and 1 mouth: Communication tools. In Robert E. Keim & Arminta L. Jacobson, (Eds.), Wisdoms for parents: From parent educators.

Thomason, D. J., (2008), Building Strong Families in Times of Crisis, National Youth at Risk Conference Proceedings.

Thomason, D. J., (2008), Clemson PAWS - Healthy Homes, National Strengthening Youth, Families and Communities Conference Proceedings.

Thomason, D. J., (2008), Janett Gibbs - The Cutting Edge of Service Role Model and Mentor for Generations, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Thomason, D. J., Smathers, D.G., (2008) Helping Families for 100 Years, Network, Volume 19, Number 4 page 6.

Wiken C., Thomason, D. J., Kirby, S., Croker, A., Adrian, C. (2008) Prepare, Endure and Recover Extension Disaster Education Network Conference Proceedings. 

Thomason, D. J. (2008) Parenting - Wits and Wisdom - 2 Ears, 2 Eyes and Only 1 Mouth - Suggestions for Family Communication.

Thomason, D. J. (2007) National Extension Priester Health Conference Proceedings, Clemson PAWS (Prevention and Awareness for Wellness Success).

Thomason, D. J. (2007) CYFAR Conference Proceedings, Tender Loving Care for Grumpy Groups.

Thomason, D. J. (2007) Parenting - Wits and Wisdom - 2 Ears, 2 Eyes and Only 1 Mouth - Suggestion for Family Communication – in press.

Thomason, D. J. (2007), Family Life Educators Toolbox - Icebreakers for Group Process, National Council for Family Relations.

Grants and Self-funded Research Projects:
  • Healthy Homes, USDA, HUD $8,500
  • Health Literacy for Military Families  $8,000
Courses Taught:
  • NPL 300

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