His primary areas of expertise are inter-institutional collaboration, distance education, and faculty development. He has also served as an adjunct instructor for the Washburn University School of Applied Studies and for Kansas State University.
Tim earned a B.A. in Social Science from the University of Northern Iowa, an M.Ed. in Adult Education from Texas A&M University, an Ed.S. in Higher Education from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of Maryland.
As the Assistant Dean for Academic Outreach, Thomas Underwood is responsible for the overall management of non-credit professional education, including planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. He also serves as the Executive Director for the Joint Center on Violence and Victim Studies, a consortium program between Washburn University, California State University-Fresno, and the University of New Haven.
Thomas has a doctorate in Adult and Continuing Education for Kansas State University, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Kansas, and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Washburn University.