Living For Change, Autobiography, Accessibility, Assistive Technology, Disability, Disability Rights, Spanish, Linguistics


Tom is an Adjunct instructor for the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program. Tom holds an undergraduate degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies with a double major in Spanish from Temple University. Tom finished his Master's Degree in Spanish Linguistics at Temple University in 2020. Tom has taught courses about Race and Diversity, Immigration, and Feminism as well as instructing courses in Spanish. 

In addition to his adjunct work, Tom works for the Assistive Technology Act program for Pennsylvania and is a passionate accessibility and inclusion advocate. As a person with dyslexia, Tom is passionate about readability, website accessibility, and universal design which are always incorporated in his courses.

Tom was a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in 2018 after spending a few years as well as a Social Worker and Spanish interpreter in the foster care system in North Philadelphia. 

Courses Taught

  • Courses Taught:
  • Immigration and the American Dream
  • Latino Immigration
  • Living for Change
  • Spanish 1001 Lab
  • Spanish 1002

Guest Lectures

  • Assistive Technology for Educators
  • Assistive Technology and Daily Living
  • Website and Document Accessibility
  • Universal Design
  • Fabrication and Digital Design of Assistive Technology