Thomas Jones is a Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Dakota State University. He has been teaching in the areas of photography, computer graphics and K‐12 art methods since being hired at DSU in 2000. The photography minor that he developed has become one of the most popular minors on Dakota States Universities campus. He has created the Photography in England course which students have participated in for several years. The students travel throughout England learning about photography, creating portfolios for future employment and experiencing cultural exhibitions. Tom continually researches trends and incorporates them into his courses. He truly enjoys working with students to encourage them to produce professional projects for the university and for themselves. He can often be seen with students taking photos at various DSU events encouraging and challenging the students to think beyond classroom assignments. Students enjoy him as a teacher and they respect his skills as a professional photographer and as a teacher. Tom is a teacher at heart, continually working with students, staff and the community to improve photography and graphic skills. He loves to share his expertise and knowledge with others. Jones received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and his Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX.