Thomas A. Shaw
Associate Professor of Mortuary Science
AT SIU SINCE 1995
- Ph.D., Workforce Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2005
- Master of Science, Business Administration, Amber University, Garland, TX, 1990
- Mortuary Science Diploma, Mid-American College of Funeral Service, Jeffersonville, IN, 1982
- Bachelor of Science, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 1980
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
- Illinois Funeral Director and Embalmers License, 1996-present
- Texas Funeral Director and Embalmers License, 1985-1997
- Texas Life Insurance License, 1994
- Practical and Theoretical Embalming, The Midland School of Embalming, London, England, 1997
- Funeral Service Management
- Funeral Service Marketing
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS
- Occupational typology and satisfaction of licensed funeral service professionals.
Articles in Professional Journals
Shaw, T., Fleege, A.T. & Epplin, K. (2011) The Evolution of Funeral Service Education: Conception to Accreditation. The Journal of Funeral Service Education, 14(1), 21-42.
Shaw, T. (2010, December). The making of a funeral director. The Director, 82 (12), 86-88.
Shaw, T. (2009, September). Retention: The state of the funeral industry. The Director, 81 (9), 60-66.
Fleege, A.T, & Shaw, T. (2007). Explaining the rise in cremation in the U.S. 1960-2000, The Journal of Funeral Service Education 13(1), 31-55.
Rogers, J., Freeman, J. Shaw, T. (2006). Effectiveness of teaching methods on developing positive attitudes towards death. Journal of Funeral Service Education, 12 (1), 16-31.
Shaw, T. (2006). Holland typology and work values of Illinois licensed funeral directors. Journal of Funeral Service Education, 12 (2), 29-47.
Shaw, T., (2005). Occupational personality of funeral service education students: Congruence and variable interaction. UMI Digital Dissertations, AAT 3204672
Shaw, T., & Duys, D. (2005). Work values of mortuary science students. Career Development Quarterly, 53, 348-352.
Fleege, A., Shaw, T. & Debeljuk, L. (2004). Observations of formaldehyde preservation in tissues using intermittent drainage versus continuous drainage. Journal of Funeral service Education, 10(1), 4-16.
Shaw, T. (2004). Dream job. The Director, 76(9), 74-76.
Shaw, T. (2004). A literature review of work values. Journal of Funeral Service Education, 10(1), 17-31.
Shaw, T., & Griffith, C. (2000 November). Prep-room insurance. The Director, 72(11, 42-46.
Shaw, T. (2000, April). Meeting market demand: A well-structured baccalaureate program can meet the increasing demands of today’s employers. The Director, 72(4), 34-40.
Johnson, D., & Shaw, T. (1999, November). Enhancing your image. The Director, 71(11), 34-38.
Shaw, T. A., & Broomfield, R. (Summer 1998). Tissue building: The emaciated case. The Embalmer, 41(3), 19-20.
Shaw, T., & Kearney, B. (1996, November). How to select a computer system that works for you. The Director, 68(11), 65-67.
Shaw, T. A. (1996, April). Details make the difference. The Director, 68(4), 38-40.
Chapters in Professional Books
Strub, C., & Fredrick, L. G. (Ed.). (1989) The principles and practices of embalming. Professional Training Schools - Ch. 5 & 57. Dallas, TX, Professional Training Schools.