Mr. William Isaac Thomas
American Academy of Political and Social Science
Mr. William Isaac Thomas has been appointed to the position of Assistant Professor in Social Science at the University of Chicago, having previously held that of Instructor in the same branch. Dr. Thomas was born on August 13, 1863, in Russell County, Va. His early education was secured at the public schools of Knoxville, Tenn. In 1879, he entered the University of Tennessee, graduation from there in 1884, with the degree of A.B. Upon his graduation he received an appointment as Assistant in English and Modern Language at this university, remaining in this position until 1888. During this time he had been pursuing graduate work at his alma mater, receiving the degrees of A. M. In 1885, and Ph. D. in 1887. The year 1888-89 was spent abroad at the Universities of Berlin and Gottingen, and upon his return to America he was elected Professor of English Language and Literature at Oberlin College, Ohio. He entered the graduate department of the University of Chicago, leaving it in June, 1896, with the degree of Ph.D. From July 1895 to 1896, he was Instructor in Sociology at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Thomas is a member of the Social Science Club of the University of Chicago.
Dr. Thomas has written a number of articles which have appeared in the Journal of Sociology, of the University of Chicago. He has also published the following:
“Scope and Aim of Folk-Psychology,” 1896.
American Academy of Political and Social Science (1896). “Personal Notes.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 8 (1896): 138-156.