Tom Devine, a Fairmont native and FSU alum, is a new member to the faculty of Fairmont State University. After graduating from East Fairmont High School, he attended the “Great Books” program at St. John’s College, where he received his BA in 2003. After working several years as an IT professional, Tom became a Fighting Falcon in 2007 and attained undergraduate degrees in both Mathematics (2009) and Computer Science (2010). Tom attained his Master’s degree from West Virginia University in 2013 while researching fault prediction and quality assurance in software product lines. Switching gears, Tom was honored to receive the Ruby Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship from the Hazel Ruby McQuain charitable trust and his PhD research (in progress) focuses on developing data mining techniques to identify astrophysical signals hidden in the Big Data sets produced by radio observatories. When he isn’t teaching or doing research, Tom can be caught spending time with his family, walking his dogs, riding his motorcycle, or slaying dragons online.