Tom is the Director of DuWell at Duke University since 2008. DuWell addresses the mitigation of risk and the promotion of wellness/resiliency for the undergraduate and graduate/professional students at Duke. Prior to work at Duke, Tom was the Director of the Department of Alcohol and other Substance Abuse Prevention at the University of Connecticut. He comes to higher education work after 15 years in the field of Social Work where he saw the direct impact of substance abuse and poor wellness decisions on the lives of children and families with whom he worked. Working with the college population provides the opportunity to bring awareness and foster good practice to develop and maintain a life supported through wellness for the young men and women on campus.