Meet Vincent Thomas, an associate professor of dance, who sees it as his mission to help students stretch their capacity to make a positive impact on the world.
“My goal is to help students stretch their capacity to make a positive impact on the world. I teach techniques and concepts, yes, but the relevance of those in different aspects of life – that’s the real power.”
With that outlook, you'd be forgiven for thinking associate professor Vincent Thomas teaches social work or psychology. He teaches—lives and breathes, in fact—dance.
With his choreography, dance credits and his own dance studio—VT Dance—he has a solid reputation in the dance world. But his work at TU is just as impressive.
A creative thinker, Professor Thomas leads a course in Core Movement for Men. The male students have both curiosity and fear about the class, and they record their thoughts through journaling. Professor Thomas is consistently awed by the students’ accounts of their personal journeys as they move through the course.
“I love working with young minds," Thomas said. "I encourage my students to be excellent in all things, not just dance.”