Tom is Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Math and Computer Science at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. He will serve as Resident Director of the Wheaton in Bhutan program at the Royal Thimphu College. He was a Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer at the Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University in Patan, Gujarat, India.
At Wheaton, Tom teaches Computer Science courses in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. He is the founder of WHALE, the WHeaton Automomous LEarning Lab and Makerspace.
Tom received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UMBC working with Tim Oates in the Cognition, Robotics, and Learning Lab. Before his doctoral studies, he received a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
He was a member of the Center for Computer-Based Instructional Technology (now the Center for Educational Software Development) and the Experimental Knowledge Systems Laboratory in the School of Computer Science and the Language Acquisition Lab in the Linguistics department.