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."