Thomas leads a dual life as an online-ed leader and humorist. As an administrator, he serves as Director of Online Learning at Azusa Pacific University where he also teaches online. In his humorist role, Thomas hosts CaptainBigIdea.com, a free library of his "cognitive cartoons" that educators and trainers can use in their online courses. A high-energy presenter, Thomas uses his expertise and humor to engage and equip his session participants.
Thomas has a PhD in instructional design and technology from Old Dominion University and an MS in instructional design and technology from California State University, Fullerton. With his BS in marketing from the University of Southern Colorado, Thomas worked in TV and marketing for a decade before entering education.