Texas Tech University

Thomas Kimball, Ph.D., LMFT

Director, Student Mental Health Community
Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies

Email: Thomas.Kimball@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-4210

Office: Weeks Hall #241

Thomas G. Kimball, Ph.D., LMFT, is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Student Mental Health Community at Texas Tech University (TTU).  He is also charged with overseeing international recovery collaborations for the College of Human Sciences.  For 19 years, Dr. Kimball worked at the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities at TTU, serving as Director for 9 of those years.  He has received numerous teaching awards for his courses on families, addiction, & recovery.   He is the author of several peer reviewed articles on addiction, recovery, and mental health and has consulted and presented on these topics internationally.  He is the co-author of the book, Six Essentials to Achieve Lasting Recovery. He has been married to Melissa for 32 years, has five children, and three grandsons (Freddie, Ben, & Hayden).

Thomas Kimball

Research Interests

Research interests include emerging adults and mental health, collegiate and long-term recovery.


  • ADRS 3325 Family Dunamics of Addiction and Recovery
  • Study Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. ADRS 4000 Family Dynamics and Educational Processes of Addiction and Recovery in Central Europe

Recent Publications

    • Tuliao, A.P., Tuliao, M.D., L.E., Mullet, N.D., North-Olague, J., Mills, D., Kimball, T.G., & Shumway, S.T. (2023). Perception of adiction medications with collegaite recovery communities. Journal of Addiction Medicine.
    • Kimball, T.G., Shumway, S.T., Hune, N., & Bradshaw, S.D., (2022). Capacity for meaningful relationships in severe substance use recovery: A qualitative study. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 41(2), 187-199. DOI:0.1080/07347324.2022.2149372
    • Kimball, T.G., Hune, N., Shumway, S.T., & Bradshaw, S.D., (2022). Exploring the long-term 12-Step collegaite recovery experiences of emerging adults: An interpretive phenomenological analysis. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 40(3), 338-357
    • Bradshaw, S.D., Jones, A., Lucero-Jones, R., Shumway, S.T., & Kimball, T.G. (2022). Examining Interhemispheric PFC Connectivity during AUD Abstinence with Multilevel Modeling. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/07347324.2022.2073853.
    • Shumway, S.T., Bradshaw, S.D., Zielinski, M., D'Aniello, C.D., Kimball, T.G., & Soloski, K (2022). A multi-family group curriculum for family members of individuals with substance use disorder: Updates perceptions, and outcomes. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.
    • Gerber, W., Hune N.D., Wang, E., & Kimball, T.G. (2021). Tangible and intangible values of a CRP: A cost-benefit analysis, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/0734724.2021.1979737
    • Kimball, T.G., Hune, N.D. Shumway, S.T., Gerber, W., Bradshaw, S.D., & Macey, P. (2021). Romantic Relationships in Alcohol Use Disorder Recovery: A Qualitative Content Analysis, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, DOI: 10.1007347324.20211977206
    • Hune, N., & Kimball, T.G. (2021). The role of suffering in relation to suicide in persons experiencing co-occuring substance use disorders and mental health conditions. A brief perspective. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. DOI: 10.1080/07347324.2021.1891846

    Books and Book Chapters

    • Shumway, S.T., & Kimball, T.G. (2012). Six Essentials to Achieve Lasting Recovery. Hazelden Press, MN.
    • Bradshaw, S.D.,Shumway, S.T. & Kimball, T. G. (2021). Associations between SUD in the Family, PFC Functioning, and Codependency: Importance of Family Member Recovery. In A. Harrist's (Ed.) Emerging Issues and Alternative Perspectives on Strengthening Individuals and Family (Vol. 5). Springer Publishers: New York, NY.
    • Kimball, T.G., Shumway, S.T., Bradshaw, S.D., & Soloski, K. (2020). A Systemic Understanding of Addiction Formation and the Recovery Process. In K.S. Wampler (Ed.), The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy (Vol. 4, Chapter 12). Wiley and Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ.