Thomas McGraw, M.H.A., was born and raised in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. A 1970 graduate of Gauley Bridge High School, he was Captain of the 1969 AA All-State Football Team. In addition to football, McGraw stayed active in sports and played on several high-caliber men’s softball teams, coached little league football, and officiated high school sports for over 20 years.
McGraw graduated from West Virginia University Institute of Technology (’78) with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations and Labor Studies. He then went to Xavier University (’82) to obtain his master’s degree in Hospital and Health Administration.
McGraw began teaching at Tech in 1989 as an adjunct instructor in the Health Services Administration Program. He worked in many different administrative and executive positions in health care, state government and long-term care for over 25 years before returning to Tech as a full-time instructor in 2008. In 2018, McGraw became the Chair of the Department of Social Sciences and Public Administration.
After a long career in industry and at Tech, 2021-2022 is McGraw’s last year as a full-time faculty member. In the Fall of 2022, McGraw will continue to teach but in a lesser capacity.
McGraw was ordained as a pastor by the Churches of God General Conference in 1989 and continues to be active in his church and the ministry. McGraw was married for 40 years but unfortunately lost his wife to cancer in 2015. He has three children, Kristina, Kara and Mindy. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and woodworking.