He holds a master’s and Ph.D. in English literature, an information science master’s, and certifications in project management (PMP), online teaching (MOT), Quality Matters (QM), accessibility (CPACC), and academic leadership (Penn State ALA).
Named to Ed Tech Magazine’s 2020 Educational Technology Influencers “Dean’s List”, honored with the 2022 Wagner Award for Outstanding Leadership in Distance Learning Administration, and named by Eduflow in 2023 as one of the world’s Top 100 Learning Influencers, Tom serves on the editorial boards of InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching and the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.
His books include:
Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices (2015)
The Copyright Ninja (2017)
Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018)
Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers (2020)
UDL for FET Practitioners: Implementing Universal Design for Learning in Irish Further Education and Training (2021)