Robert A. Thomas, Ph.D.

Professor & Director, Center for Environmental Communication
Loyola Chair in Environmental Communication

Robert Thomas is director of the Center for Environmental Communication.
Office Location
Room 327 Communications/Music Complex
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 201
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-2107
Fax Number
(504) 865-3799
E-mail Address
Personal Website


Ph.D., Texas A&M University; M.S., Texas A&M University; B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana

Short Bio

Robert A. Thomas is the director of the Center for Environmental Communication at Loyola. He served three years as the interim director of the School of Mass Communication. Thomas was the founding director of the Louisiana Nature Center, where he served as the liaison for the community in information pertaining to science education, environmental issues, and natural history.

Dr. Thomas is the past president of the Association of Nature Center Administrators and has served on the Accreditation Commission of the American Association of Museums, and as chair of the Environmental Advisory Committee for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Thomas received his doctorate in vertebrate zoology from Texas A&M University, did a postdoc at L.S.U. Medical Center, and has held adjunct professorships at the University of New Orleans, Tulane University, and Louisiana State University.

Courses Taught

  • Covering the Environmental Beat
  • Environmental Communication
  • Tropical Ecology
  • Herpetology
  • Spinning the Planet
  • Environmental Audit of Loyola University
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