Margaret Christmas Thomas Ph.D., L.M.H.C., L.M.F.T., N.C.C, In addition for her role with DW, she is a professor in the areas of psychology, education and counseling and serves as Director of eLearning and Instructional Design at Concordia University, Irvine. Dr. Christmas Thomas has worked with at-promise populations for 20 years. During her extensive career, she led counseling/educational services for a large national human services provider and consulted internationally in Europe and the United Arab Emirates in the areas of counseling, education and special education services. She has hosted several national conferences for counselors and educators and presented on these topics across the United States and the United Kingdom. Prior to her national position she was a principal in Orange County Florida, which became a national model during her stewardship for agencies who seek to serve the “hardest to serve” populations of young people. She has conducted research on the effect of counseling interventions on the academic achievement and behavior of secondary at-risk youth.


Margaret Christmas Thomas Ph.D, L.M.H.C., L.M.F.T., N.C.C¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Concordia University Irvine
Director of eLearning and Instructional Design
Concordia University Irvine
1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612

Educational Background
Bachelor of Arts Psychology, 1994
University of North Florida

Ph.D Leadership and Education 2005
Barry University, Miami Shores, FL

Masters of Arts, Counselor Education, 2000
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH 8733)-State of Florida,
Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor (MT 2605)-State of Florida,
Educational Leadership Permanent Certification (Principal)-State of Florida,
PPSC Certification (School Counseling) –State of California,
Juvenile Justice Educational Enhancement Program (JJEEP) Peer Reviewer,
Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Peer Reviewer

Education Activities
Dr. Christmas Thomas is the author of the DSM5 course offered by the University of Michigan, School of Social Work. The course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program, provider #1212.