Tom Lugo holds a BA from UC Irvine (English), an MA from
Georgetown (Brit. lit.) and a PhD from Univ. of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign in writing studies.
At USF he teaches Rhet. 106N, 108, 110, 110N, 120 & 140
(now 195); ESL summer classes in advanced and intermediate
conversation. Tom's research interests are Composition
pedagogy, first-year composition, first-generation undergrads, and
ethnography. His teaching philosophy is from John Dewey: "Teach the
child, not the subject."