Education & Experience

Thom at Taj Mahal India

University Education

1974-76
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
(Ph.D.–Physical Education Teacher Education; Applied Behavior Analysis)
1970-72
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
(M. Sc.–Sport and Exercise Science)
1967-69
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
(B. Ed.–Education)
1963-66
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
(B.P.E.–Physical Education/Health)

Professional Experience

2010-
Investigator, Institute for Behavioral and Community Health [IBACH], San Diego State University, San Diego (www.ibachsd.org)
2005-
Education, Research, and Evaluation Consultant
1980-2008
Professor, School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, California. (Emeritus status, 2004)
1995-2006
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, California.
1976-80
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
1974-76
Graduate Assistant, Department of Physical Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
1972-74
Assistant Principal, Parkside Elementary School, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
1970-72
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1966-70
Physical Education and Health Teacher, Coach, and Athletic Director, Kensington Regional and Summerside High Schools, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

(all not to discount stints as a farm worker; miner; civil engineering level and transit operator; residential camp director for overweight children; summer recreation program director; lifeguard; basketball, soccer, and volleyball official; and performance enhancement consultant for USA Women’s Volleyball team)