Tom Shields is director of the University of Richmond’s Center for Leadership in Education, a partnership between the School of Continuing Studies and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. He has taught courses at the Jepson School and is also an instructor at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. Dr. Shields holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also received his master’s degree in teaching. Shields was a candidate in 2009 for the House of Delegates in Virginia’s 73rd District, running against incumbent Delegate John O’Bannon.
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Shields, Thomas J. "Democracy Knocking: First-Time Candidate Works the Sidewalks with a Smile and a Handshake." Richmond Magazine, September 1, 2009. Accessed January 27, 2014. http://www.richmondmagazine.com/articles/democracy-knocking-09-01-2009.html