FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Ray Thomlison, M.S.W., Ph.D.

  • Title: Professor
  • E-mail: thomlisr@fiu.edu
  • Phone: 305-348-4712
  • Office: AHC5 584

Dr. Ray Thomlison is professor of social work. He brings to this position over thirty years of experience in numerous universities both as a faculty member and administrator. He began his teaching career at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. He was a Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty in Social Work for ten years before assuming the the position as Dean of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. He was Dean at the University of Calgary for fifteen years prior to assuming his responsibilities at the School of Social Work, Florida International University. Dr. Thomlison has been a visiting professor, visiting lecturer, and teacher in numerous universities in Canada. These includes University of British Columbia, York University in Toronto, Lakehead University, and the University of Regina. Since the mid 1980’s Dr. Thomlison has been called upon by numerous foreign governments and universities to work with them in a consultative capacity regarding social work education. He has served these functions in such countries as the Peoples’ Republic of China, Russia, Nicaragua, Japan, The United Arab Emerits and England. In addition he had served as the external appraiser for the University of Hong Kong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration. In each of the Universities where Dr. Thomlison has served he has been an active participant in policy development committees and recruitment committees. He has a great deal of experience as a participant and leader in Community Organizations, Boards of Directors, and other social and health Service Organizations.

Research Areas

  • Behavior analysis
  • Family and marital therapy
  • Child welfare
  • International social work education