Tom is a Professor of Practice in Human Resource Management at the School of Labor and Employment Relations. He is the founder and Co-Director of the School’s Academy of Human Capital Development and serves as Scholar in Residence at the Sustainability Institute. Tom teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in-residence and on-line. His research and teaching interests include Global Leadership Development, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability.
Tom has 30 years of experience as a practitioner and has served in leadership and management positions in higher education and the corporate sector. Prior to joining the School of Labor and Employment Relations, he held the position of Interim Associate Provost, Office of Faculty Affairs at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Prior to working for UMUC, he spent 23 years with AT&T in a variety of assignments including sales, sales support, business development, marketing and human resources. In his last assignment at AT&T, Tom served as Director of Strategic Talent Acquisition and Retention, Workforce Diversity and EEO/AA.
Tom is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In this role, he is involved in developing and representing the U.S. position on global HR standards to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). He serves as Secretary of the ISO Technical Committee 260 Human Resource Management Workforce Planning Group. Tom was selected to sit on the SHRM 2016 Ethics/Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Special Expertise Panel.
He serves on the Penn State University President’s Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity and on the Penn State Advisory Board of the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity. Tom is a faculty adviser for the Society for Human Resource Management Penn State Student Chapter and he serves as the Student Chapter Chair of the Human Resource Association of Centre County.