Credentials: Retirement Date: 2021
Position title: Senior Lecturer Emeritus
Before his retirement in 2021, Tom has shared his expertise with over 580 students, exposing them to the field of entrepreneurship and careers in science, technology, and communications for over 16 years. Completion of a communications internship was a key component of the senior capstone course taught by Tom, LSC 640: Case Studies in the Communication of Science & Technology. Students in his course appreciated the ability to build their portfolio and apply what they learned throughout their undergraduate experience in LSC to a real-world context with a company or organization in their final semester.
Beyond his role in the classroom, Tom is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council, which is a non-profit, bipartisan science and technology policy advisory board to the governor and Legislature. Tom also serves on the Board of Trustees for the WiSys Technology Foundation, the Industrial Advisory Board for the UW-Madison College of Engineering, the Board of Visitors for the UW-Madison Department of Computer Sciences, the board of directors for the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, and the board of directors for the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum, among other civic and business groups.