Professor of Law
John Thomas is a freelance writer, musician, professor at the Quinnipiac University Law School. He holds a BA and JD from the University of Arizona and an LLM and MPH from Yale University. John teaches international law and health law. John's 200 + publications address topics from gun violence to health policy to autism to music and musical instruments and have appeared in law reviews, medical journals, major newspapers, music publications, and the Oxford Dictionary of Music.
John’s book, Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of the Extraordinary Women and Gibson's "Banner" Guitars of WWII (American History Press, 2013), centers on the oral histories of twelve women who appeared in a 1944 photograph and secretly built musical instruments during WWII. It has been featured on NPR, NBC, and was the subject of an hour-long BBC radio documentary.
John’s book, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Struggle, and Violence along the US/Mexico Border: An Oral History (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017), features oral histories, mainly of members of the ranching families who have lived in the Mexican State of Sonora and the corresponding territory in the US that stretches from Tijuana on the California border to Agua Prieta on the Arizona border.
John Thomas & Dorothy E. Stubbe, Child Refugees—Exploring Public Health, Mental Health, Epigenetic, Neurological and Legal Needs (Springer Nature 2020).
W. John Thomas & Dorothy E. Stubbe, Psychiatric, Epigenetic, Legal, and Public Health Challenges Facing Refugee Children: An Integrated Approach, 36 QUINNIPIAC L. REV. 635 (2018).
John Thomas, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, STRUGGLE, AND VIOLENCE ALONG THE US/MEXICO BORDER: AN ORAL HISTORY (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2017).
W. John Thomas, The Devil and Mr. Johnson: A Bluesman's Son Wins Possession on Judgment Day, 16 TEX. REV. ENT. & SPORTS 107 (2015).
John Thomas, KALAMAZOO GALS: A STORY OF THE EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN AND GIBSON'S "BANNER" GUITARS OF WWII (American History Press 2013).
W. John Thomas, Autism, Medicine, and the Poison of Enthusiasm and Superstition, 7 J. HEALTH & BIOMEDICAL L. 449 (2012).
W. John Thomas, The Devil and Mr. Johnson: A Bluesman's Cultural Legacy at an Intellectual Property Crossroads, 11 TEX. REV. ENT. & SPORTS L. 1 (2009).
W. John Thomas, Play it again, Hillary: A Dramaturgical Examination of a Repeat Health Care Plan Performance, 19 STAN L. & POL'Y REV. 283 (2008).