SUSAN THOMAS, PhD
Susan Thomas is in her first year of municipal law practice. Prior to joining the firm, she served as the executive director of a regional government organization working with cities and counties to promote economic and community development. Before that, she worked at the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas as the public information officer, government channel manager, and policy advisor to the mayor. Susan also served as the inaugural director of the Delta Research and Design Center in Clarendon, Arkansas, a community and economic development outreach program of the University of Arkansas that served cities across a 22-county region in eastern Arkansas. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level classes in American National Government, Public Administration, and Public Policy and has directed strategic planning and vision planning sessions for multiple cities and non-profit organizations in both Arkansas and Texas. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Administration, Master’s of Public Administration, and Ph.D. in Public Policy all from the University of Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, in 2021.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D., 2021
University of Arkansas, Ph.D., Public Policy, 2006
University of Arkansas, M.P.A, 1998
University of Arkansas, B.S.P.A., 1996
- Center for Rural Outreach and Public Services, Inc., Board Member
Susan was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, but she grew up in Plano, Texas and graduated from Plano East Senior High School before returning to Arkansas for college. She and her husband, Kasey, live in Denison, Texas and have two sons, Carson and Brenden, and two dogs, J.J. and Tex. Weekends and holidays are spent with family, grilling, fishing, and watching the Razorbacks.