Denis' Thomas joined the faculty in 2012 after several years on faculty at Lindsey Wilson College. She earned a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and a master's degree in school counseling from Middle Tennessee State University before earning a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Tennessee. She has worked as a school counselor, play therapy counselor and grief counselor, and she especially enjoys counseling children and adolescents. She is a National Certified Counselor. Thomas teaches Theories of Counseling and Personality, Intro to Counseling Skills, Advanced Play Therapy and Expressive Arts and Intro to Play Therapy.