Thomas Luscomb

Thomas LuscombThomas Luscomb is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Justice Studies at Rogers State University.


M.S., Computer Based Education
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

B.S., Business Management
Oklahoma State University

Certificate in TESL
Seattle Pacific University

A.A.S., Computer Science
Tulsa Community College

Professional Experience


2000-Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Technology
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

1989-2000, Instructor, Department of Applied Technology
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

1987-1989, Instructor
Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK

1986-1987, Instructor, English as a Second Language
Bohai Oil Corporation, Tanggu, Tianjin, China

Other Professional Experience:

1983-1986, Computer Programmer
Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK

1982-1983, Satellite Receiver Refurbisher
Automation Techniques, Inc., Tulsa, OK

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Computing
  • Programming I and II
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Network Operating Systems I
  • Computers and Telecommunications Tools for Managers
  • Advanced Computers and Telecommunications Tools for Managers
  • Conversational English at Huijia Beijing Private School, China
  • Teaching English as a Second Language, Bohai Oil Company, China

Professional Service

  • Academic Policies Committee, 1997-1998
  • Taught a 4-session Word for Windows Continuing Education Class for faculty/staff development Spring 1998
  • Participated in Rogers State Universities “Strategic Planning Retreat”, serving on the Technology Planning Committee, Fall 1999
  • Technology Committee, 1999-2004
  • Departmental Assessment Subcommittee, 2000-2004
  • Departmental Applied Technology Faculty Search Committee Fall 2001
  • University Library committee, 2001-2004
  • Co-op and Articulations Agreement Committee, 2001-2006
  • Organized supportive documentation for the Technical Occupational site visit for the AAS degree in Computer Programming, April 2002
  • Departmental Library Committee, 2002-2004
  • Departmental Bachelor of Information Technology Committee, 2002-2010
  • Departmental Microcomputer Applications Committee, fall 2002-present.  Serving as the Chair from 2006-present
  • Coordinated 1 staff development seminar for the departmental Microcomputer Applications committee, 2003
  • Attended Destination RSU 2003-present
  • Developed the informational packet for the Bachelor of Information Technology Industry Advisory Board Committee meetings, 2004, 2005
  • Marketing instructor Search and Screening Committee, 2005
  • Monitored an RSU booth at the Technology for the Masses fair in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, spring 2005
  • Marketing Committee, 2005-2006
  • Mentored Applied Technology bachelor degree Capstone students, 2005-2010
  • Bachelor of Applied Technology Committee, 2006-2008
  • Enrollment Management Committee, Chair 2006-2010
  • Academic Integrity Committee 2006-2010
  • Administered the Microcomputer Applications proficiency test, 2006-current
  • Managed a table of information about RSU at the Grad Fest which took place at the Southeast branch of Tulsa Community college, March 2007
  • Re-structured part 5 “Program Productivity and Cost-Effectiveness” of the Associate in Science in Computer Science Self Study Report, 2007
  • Faculty Development Committee, 2008-2010
  • Organized a luncheon and brought in a guest speaker, 2008.
  • Departmental Faculty Award Selection Committee 2009-2011
  • Re- structured part 4, “Program Resources” of the BIT Self Study Report, 2010
  • Pixley Faculty Excellence Awards committee, spring 2011

Community Service

  • Claremore Will Rogers Public Library Board, fall 2001-spring 2011, chair 2006-spring 2011
  • Royal Rangers instructor for 2nd graders (similar to Boy Scouts), 2003-2006
  • Conducted training sessions on the usage of the Internet, and e-mail at the Claremore Will Rogers Public Library, summer 2005
  • Presented covering the usage of the SAM testing software in assessment to high school vocational technical instructors, October 2005
  • Helped manage a community chess club in Claremore by helping to setup the rooms weekly, and also during tournaments, spring 2005-2006
  • Presented one session on the usage of the Internet and e-mail, at the Claremore Will Rogers Public Library, summer 2006, 2007
  • Attended a Rogers Council Literacy training program then tutored one student in conversational English, fall 2006
  • Presented one session on useful web sites at the Northeast Technology Center, spring 2007
  • Teach a class once a month at a local church, fall 2009-present
  • Puppetry for pre-school and kindergarten age children, spring 2010-present
  • Presented “Do We Hear What We Hear”, at the Claremore Will Rogers Public Library, July 2010 
  • Helped organize gift baskets for several of the veterans at the Claremore Veteran’s center, December 2010
  • Taught a continuing education class, Office 2010 Word for Windows, March 2011

Other Areas of Service

  • Helped a medical team treat local citizens on La Gonave Island, Haiti. July 1996
  • Taught conversational English at Beijing Huijia private school, China. Explored future areas of cooperation between Rogers State University and Beijing Huijia private school. June, July 1999
  • Conducted Microsoft Office suite seminars at JAARS, in Waxhaw North Carolina. July 2002, 2003 
  • Conducted Microsoft Office suite seminars at the Summer Institute of Linguistics, in Duncanville, Texas. July, 2004

Recognitions & Awards

  • “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”. Nominated by students. 1996, 1998, 2000, 2008, 2010
  • Pfizer Excellence in Teaching award”. Presented by the Rogers State University foundation. Fall 1998, 1996


Microsoft Instructional Grant, with two year upgrade privileges valued by Microsoft at $22,450.00 (total $89,800 in software licenses for this grant). January 1998

Selected Presentations

Luscomb, Thomas (April 2006). Developed a presentation entitled: “Ensuring Computer Proficiency at RSU through 5 Years of Developments”, for the Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference at Northeastern State University.

Luscomb, Thomas (March 2007). “Alice: Celebrating Innovation in Introductory Computer Science Courses”. Presented at the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Luscomb, Thomas (April 2008). “Effectively Teaching Programming Logic and Design Using Alice”. Presented at the 2008 Oklahoma Higher Education and Learning Conference, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Luscomb, Thomas & Kyrylova, Tetyana (March 2009). “Effectively Using the Internet”. Presented at the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges Conference, Midwest City, Oklahoma.