Tom is a graduate of Fairfield University. He has a BA in Sociology and an MA in Corporate and Political Communication. Currently, he teaches an undergraduate course, Grants and Proposal Writing, and a graduate course, Grant Writing and Fund Raising, at Fairfield University. Tom has supervised numerous student interns.
Tom works with Fairfield University's Office of Service Learning, which is "committed to solidarity and collaboration with people who are marginalized." In 2017, he received the Faculty Community Engagement award. Tom's experience encompasses historical and political development and academic-community partnerships.