Thomas Tobin, PhD

Thomas Tobin, PhD

Program Area Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thomas J. Tobin is the program area director for distance teaching & learning on the Learning Design, Development, & Innovation (LDDI) team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally recognized speaker and author on quality in technology-enhanced education, especially copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning. He holds a PhD in English literature, a second master’s degree in information science, and professional certifications in project management (PMP), online teaching (MOT), Quality Matters (QM), and accessibility core competencies (CPACC). Tom serves on the editorial boards of InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, the Journal of Interactive Online Learning, and the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration. His books include Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices (2015) with Jean Mandernach and Ann H. Taylor; The Copyright Ninja: Rise of the Ninja (2017); Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018) with Kirsten Behling; and Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers (in press, 2020) with Katie Linder and Kevin Kelly.

Last Updated 08-12-2019