Tom′s favorite quote: "Wisdom is knowledge rightly applied." – Unknown.
B.S. in mechanical engineering, Michigan Technological University, M.S. in Engineering Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
I joined the Allen School of Engineering & Technology Design Engineering Technology Department in fall 2009.
I spent 25 years as a mechanical engineer at Ford and General Motors. At Ford, my primary focus was finite element analysis and structural analysis. At General Motors, my responsibilities included automatic transmission torque converter engineering and automatic transmission calibration.
For me, teaching combines my passion for mechanical engineering with my love of mentoring young people and passing on lessons I have learned. Outside of the classroom, I am an avid water skier, and serve as the faculty adviser for Trine′s newly forming water ski club.