Tom Thibodeau is the co-author of UDL in the Cloud and currently oversees and provides online professional development courses with Katie Novak.
Tom has also been an assistant provost at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI for 19 years. As assistant provost, Tom serves as the division chair for nine academic departments with 23 degree programs (AS, BS, MS & Doctorate) and over 1,200 students. He also leads faculty development, outcomes assessment and attendance tracking through a team-based approach. As the facilitator of new faculty orientation, Tom stresses the use of UDL, active learning, problem-based learning, and technology-enhanced teaching and learning. He managed the development of NEIT’s first online degree program in Information Technology and implemented a new curriculum mapping process throughout the university.
Tom started at NEIT in 1990 as an adjunct instructor in video production and then an assistant professor, department chair and director of the Center for Distributed Learning and the Faculty Resource Center. He has been working in online learning since 1996.