Professional Academic Outreach

Academic Outreach Staff

thomas underwood

Thomas Underwood, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Assistant Dean of Academic Outreach

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.

Tamara Shoop-McGinnis

Administrative Assistant 

Tamara Shoop-McGinnis is an Alumni of Washburn University.