Thomas Skill is Associate Provost and CIO at the University of Dayton. He joined the Provost's Office in 1997. His role in the Provost's office has been to develop and lead the strategy for integrating technology-enhanced learning across the University. This strategic initiative strives to enrich teaching and learning within and beyond the classroom through innovative applications of technology. Key projects that Skill championed toward this vision were:
- Collaborating on a $6 Million initiative to connect 400 university-owned student houses (covering 25 city blocks) to the campus data network, telephone and cable TV Systems. This project was completed 1999. In 2005, the University updated this system and added wireless data services to these houses.
- Implementing and sustaining an undergraduate student computer requirement (1999) which is now a fully-supported student notebook requirement.
- Collaborating on the creation of a University Learning Teaching Center that integrates Educational Technology with Faculty Development (2000).
- Collaborating on the creation of "Artstreet," a $12 million student residential complex that integrates learning and living within the context of the arts and technology. (2004)
Skill has over 25 years of computing and communications technology experience in higher education. He has been on the faculty at the University of Dayton since 1984 and currently holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Communication.
Prior to his current position, Skill served three years as Associate Provost for Educational Innovation and Technology, three years as Assistant Provost for Academic Technology, and four years as chair of the Department of Communication (the largest undergraduate academic program at the University). He also has served as director of Graduate Studies in Communication for seven years, Interim of Dean of the Graduate School for two years and was lead researcher in the School of Business Administration's Information Systems Laboratory from 1986 to 1993.
- Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo (1984)
- M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo (1980)
- B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo (1978)
- Information technology in higher education
- Social consequences of the uses of new communications technologies