Photo of Tom at the University of Washington


Undergraduate Teaching Award, Dept. of Computer Science, Stony Brook University (SUNY), 2000.
NSF Engineering Education Scholar, July 1995.
Letter of Commendation, Dr. Roberta Balstad Miller, President of CIESIN, July 1993.
Debra Rosenthal Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Ph.D. Qualification Exam, June 1991.
Student Government Organization Faculty Service Award, June 1990.
Richard Block Valedictorian Award, June 1987.
Mermaid Club Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities, June 1987.
Myron M. Rosenthal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Computer Science, June 1986.


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Distinguished Member, 2019
- Senior Member, 2010
- SIGCSE (Computer Science Education)
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
Computer Science Teachers Association


IBM Research - Research Assistant
T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne NY, Summers 1989, 1990

CIESIN @ Polytechnic University - Research Scientist
Brooklyn NY & Saginaw MI, 1992-1994