Tom currently serves as the Associate Dean for the Public Services Division and the Director of the Homeland Security Training Institute at the College of DuPage. He has served in that position since April 1, 2013. Prior to this position, Tom served as the Inspector in Charge of the Chicago Division with the US Postal Inspection Service from May, 2007 until March, 2013. During his 26 years with the US Postal Service, Tom served in various leadership roles including, Deputy Chief Inspector, Inspector in Charge of the Chicago and Washington DC Divisions, Assistant Inspector in Charge of the Fort Worth Division, Team Leader in the Houston Division, and his first assignment, Postal Inspector in the Chicago Division. He has provided executive oversight for his former agency in two significant investigations: The Amerithrax (anthrax) investigation in Washington DC, and the former Governor Rod Blagojevich investigation in Chicago,IL.
Tom obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL in 1981. In 2009, Tom achieved a Master’s of Science in Integrated Homeland Security Management from Towson University in Towson, MD.