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 Tom J. Shields
Tom J. Shields
Associate Dean, Academic & Student Affairs
Associate Professor, Education
Program Chair, Graduate Education
Associate Professor, Leadership Studies
School Liaison, AFAC
Member, SPCS Speakers Bureau
Adjunct Instructor, Executive Education
Selected Publications

Shields, T., Cassada, K., & Shakeshaft, C. (2012). EduLead: Regional partnership for regional benefit. Virginia Educational Leadership, 9(1) 44-60.

Shields, T., Kidd, Q., Johnson, R., & O'Brien, S. (2006). Civic and political leadership. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 10(2), 77+.

Shields, T. (2004). The fight for political representation in a Southern suburb: The use of the Voting Rights Act and the federal court system by Black plaintiffs in Henrico County, Virginia. Politics and Policy, (32)2, 222-47.

Shields, T. (2003). The “Tip of the Iceberg” in a Southern suburban county: The fight for a Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Journal of Black Studies, 33(4), 499-519.

Additional Publications

Siegel-Hawley, G., Koziol, B., Moeser, J., Holden, T., & Shields, T. (2017). Can we live and learn together? Confronting school and housing segregation in the Richmond region. Report of the University of Richmond Center for Leadership in Education, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education, and Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) of Virginia. Retrieved from 

B.A., University of Scranton 1990
M.A.T., Virginia Commonwealth University 1996
Secondary U.S. History and Government
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University 2001
Urban Policy Administration
Contact Information
North Court
(804) 289-8524
Areas of Expertise
Educational Leadership
School & Housing Segregation
Changing Demographics in RVA
Ethics & Leadership