Texas Tech University

Adam Thomas, MSW

Doctoral Candidate
Development and Family Studies

Email: adam.thomas@ttu.edu

Office: HS 302

Advisor: Dr. Dana Weiser

Adam Thomas


  • M.S.W., The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • B.A., Baylor University


  • Texas Tech University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Mary Staudt Goodyear Scholarship 
  • Presidential Graduate Student Fellowship
  • CH Foundation Fellowship 

Research Interests

  • Transgender Men
  • Romantic Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Gender Role Norms
Current Projects: 
  • Dissertation: Maintaining Healthy Romantic Relationships Among Transgender Men: A Qualitative Exploration of Relationship Resiliency Factors
  • 7000 Project:  Masculine Norms Impact on Transgender Men's Sexual Identity, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Behaviors


  • Weiser, D. A., Cravens Pickens, J., & Thomas, A.V. (forthcoming 2022). Long-term infidelities. In T. DeLecee & T. Shackelford (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Infidelity. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Weiser, D.A., Shrout, R., Thomas, A.V., Edwards, A. E., & Cravens Pickens, J. (2022). “I've been cheated, been mistreated, when will I be loved”: Two decades of infidelity research through an intersectional lens. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Online first. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F02654075221113032

Professional Presentations: 
  • Thomas, A.V. & Weiser, D.A. (2022, November). Trans Methods: On (not) finding yourself within relationship research. Accepted for presentation at National Women's Studies Association 2022 Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN. Panel on Writing Ourselves Back into the Research: Queer, Femme, and Trans Methods, Perspectives, and Communities.
  • Weiser, D. A., Shrout, M.R., Thomas, A.V., Edwards, A. L., & Cravens Pickens, J. (2022, May). A focused systematic review of the last 20 years of infidelity research. Presented at the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) and the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR) joint virtual symposium.
  • Thomas, A.V. & Weiser, D.A. (2021, November). Transgender men, infidelity, and gendered norms following testosterone treatment. Presented at National Council on Family Relationships 2021 Virtual Conference. Poster Session.
  • Weiser, D. A. & Thomas, A. V. (2020, July- postponed due to COVID-19 and presented virtually July 2021). All in the family: Examining the association between parent infidelity and young adults' infidelity. Presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference. Virtual.
  • Thomas, A.V. & Weiser, D.A. (2021, April). Transgender men, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Behavior Preferences Following Testosterone Treatment. Presented at the Texas Tech 37th Annual Women's and Gender Studies Virtual Conference.
  • Thomas, A.V. (2020, April). Gender and Health Round Table, Discriminatory Policies- Blue Cross Blue Shield Trans Exclusionary Policy. Presented at the Texas Tech 36th Annual Women's and Gender Studies Virtual Conference.
  • Thomas, A.V. (2019, November) Sexism|Cinema, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Lubbock, TX.- Invited Speaker.
  • Thomas, A.V. & Weiser, D.A. (2019, November). Transgender Men's Experiences with Sexual Fluidity and Infidelity. Human Development and Family Sciences Poster Presentation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.

About Me

  • Hometowns: San Antonio, TX & Chicago, IL
  • Professional goals: I hope to one day become a professor in Human Development & Family Sciences or Women's and Gender Studies. 
  • In my free time I enjoy playing with my three dogs, hiking, spending time with my wife, and playing video games.