Gloria Thomas has served as director of the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) at the University of Michigan since 2009. For 8 years prior to returning to CEW, Dr. Thomas served as associate director of the Office of Women in Higher Education at the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C., as well as other positions that focused on leadership development and enhancing career success for women in academia. She holds a B.A. in English and Black studies from Swarthmore College, an M.A. in English from Villanova University, and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Michigan.