Tom joined the Furman faculty in 2001 after teaching two years at the
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After leaving Furman in 1985, he
spent 4 years in the Army as an Engineer Officer, including tours of
duty in Honduras and Costa Rica. After leaving the Army in 1989, Tom
worked for what was Mobil Oil for almost 7 years in New York City and
Fairfax, Virginia where he was a systems and business analyst.
Since finishing South Carolina, Tom has published numerous articles in
both academic and practitioner journals, has been quoted or his work
cited in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Consumer
Reports, Money Magazine, CNN Money, the Chicago Tribune, and the Miami
Herald. Tom has a wife, Melissa, and four children, Zachary, Meagan,
Erica, and Sarah.