SciTech Faculty - Don Tobin

Name: 
Tobin, Don
Title: 
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
E-mail Address: 
Phone: 
304-367-4496
Department: 
College of Science and Technology
Degrees: 
B.S. University of Texas at Arlington
M.S. Boston University
Office: 
201 a ET
Biography: 

Don Tobin and his family moved here from Moscow, Idaho, in 2003 so that he could teach computer science and computer security classes for Fairmont State, his first full-time faculty job. Tobin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Science degree from Boston University. He has military experience in the areas of satellite control, communications, space surveillance, and airfield systems. A native of the Boston area, he served at several stateside and overseas locations. He took early retirement as an officer from the U.S. Air Force so he could work on his doctorate at the University at Idaho. Tobin says he enjoys teaching and wanted to come to a smaller institution where he could teach smaller classes and work more closely with students. One of his favorite quotes is from Willy Wonka, “We are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams.” He does his best to instill this spirit into his computer science and computer security students in both the classroom and the undergraduate research program he is developing. Don is married to the former Nora Ryan of Tipperary, Ireland. They have four children active in the academic, athletic and cultural programs available in Fairmont.