Sanethia Thomas, Ph.D.

Sanethia V. Thomas, Ph.D.

Assistant Instructional Professor


Sanethia Thomas, Ph.D., is an Assistant Instructional Teaching Professor at the University of Florida. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Computer & Information Science & Engineering, specifically Human-Centered Computing with a certificate in Athlete Development She is a National Science Foundation Fellow and GEM Fellow. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Texas El-Paso and a Master’s of Science in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson University.

Thomas played on the USA International Women’s Basketball team where she toured in Belgium and Amsterdam. She combined her tech skills and her athletic experiences to start her own company, Second-Shot and nonprofit organization, Athletes Succeed in Sport and Life. She has published her work in several journals, conferences, and magazines and received notable awards such as being recognized by Yale University’s Edward Bouchet Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, National Center for Women & Information Technology, and National Academy of Inventors.

Thomas is chartering research in computer science and athlete development. She sends a strong message of the importance of education and success regardless of gender and race.

Primary Research Area

Human-Centered Computing

Research Areas

Educational Technologies, Human-Centered Computing


Ph.D., Human-Centered Computing: User Experience, University of Florida 2019
MS, Youth Development Leadership, Clemson University 2012
BS, Business Administration, The University of Texas at El Paso 2002

Research Interests

Human-Centered Computing, Athlete Development, Sports Management


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