Tom was a Detective and Detective supervisor with the Philadelphia Police Department for 20 years; he spent another 4 years as Detective Commander & Deputy Chief with the University of Pennsylvania Police Department. He has a M.Ed. and currently teaches a course entitled Education Law in Holy Family University's Graduate Education program and is a lecturer in several Criminal Justice programs. Tom is an avid cyclist and rides and races whenever he can. He is enamored with the Honor Code, and enjoys interacting with students as they learn inside and outside of the classroom on their way to life after college.