Thomas E. Pfundstein, PhD
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Finishing Trades Institute
Thomas E. Pfundstein, PhD has over fifteen years of professional experience as an educator. He has been involved in the research, development, implementation, and maintenance of curriculum and instruction programs. Tom’s expertise includes curriculum development, academic content standards, teacher/instructor preparation and training,and technology integration at the K-12, university, post-secondary, and corporate levels in both the traditional classroom setting and online learning environment.
Currently, Tom is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Finishing Trades Institute. In this role, Tom is responsible for both organizing the educational and instructional programs and for quality control regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the apprenticeship/journeyperson, train-the-trainer, and union leadership curricula.
Academically, Tom gained a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University (1992) in Politics & Government, a MA from John Carroll University (1996) in Modern American History, and a Ph.D. from the University of Akron (2003) in Secondary Education, with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction.