High School Teaching
Tom holds a K-12 lifetime teaching certificate in the state of Michigan.
From 1961 to 1965 he taught music, biology, general science, algebra, and
religion in various Catholic high schools in the Midwest, including Moeller
High School in Cincinnati, North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Hamilton
Catholic High School in Hamilton Ohio, and West Catholic High School in
Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the John F. Kennedy School in addition to his
counseling duties, he taught music, psychology, and biology in the late
1960's. Currently he teaches Internet use and HTML at Akiva Jewish
Academy once a week.
Throughout his career Tom has taught college on a part-time basis.
For example, he has taught:
management, accounting and communication technology at the Graduate
School of Business at the University of St. Thomas from 1971 to the
interactive multimedia development at the Minneapolis College of Art
and Design from 1993 to 1996.
visual communication and interactive media at the University of Kassel,
in Germany in Spring, 1995.
counseling, career education at Graduate School of Education at Michigan
State University from 1973 to 1977.
men's studies at Lansing Community College during the winter of
Counseling Techniques at the University of Maryland in Karamursel,
Turkey during the summer of 1972.
Introduction to Counseling in the Graduate School of Education at Eastern
Michigan University in 1971.
Tom has taught faculty workshops throughout the country. Most
of these workshops dealt with some aspect of use of technology and the
Internet for distance learning and classroom support. For example he has
taught faculty workshops at Wichita State University, Grand Valley State
University, St. Paul Technical College, University of St. Thomas, Eastern
Michigan University, and many other colleges and universities, as well as businesses.
Presentations at National Conferences
He has presented papers at many national conferences. For example,
he has presented papers at national conferences sponsored by the Association
for Advancement of Computers in Education, EDMEDIA, Webnet 98, National
Conference on Teaching, Learning and Technology, National Association of
Business and Behavioral Science, National Business Education Association,
Training Magazine, Society for Applied Learning Technologies, the National
Association of Colleges of Art and Design, the National Vocational Guidance
Association, The American Personnel and Guidance Association, and many
He was a Consultant/Evaluator for the North Central Association
of Schools and Colleges (1987-1996) and served on boards of various
professional organizations such as the International Interactive Communication
Society, the Association for the Advancement of International Education,
and the East Asia Regional Council of International Schools.