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Tom gets his students ready for life after graduation

Tom TrustyTom Trusty

Trine University - Allen School of Engineering & Computing

B.S. Purdue University; M.A. Ball State University; M.S. Trine University

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I joined Trine in 2007, and bring two decades of teaching and consulting expertise in computer aided design to my department. I have delivered award–winning instruction in undergraduate and corporate training environments, worked alongside engineering, surveying and architectural professionals as a CAD consultant and assisted pioneers in computer aided design education in program development and instructional methods.

I maintain an active membership in the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) where I serve as the Chair of the Illinois-Indiana section. I also serve the ASEE as webmaster and local campus representative. I also maintain active memberships in the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), in which I am a Certified Technical Manager, and Autodesk User Group International.

At Trine, I am dedicated to building work–ready skills beyond academics as I engage students in volunteer projects with community organizations.

Outside the classroom, I coach baseball, basketball, and tennis. I enjoy golfing, boating, hiking and biking with my wife, Kelly, and two sons, Blake and Evan.