Tom Dvorske

Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Tom Dvorske

Phone 863-874-8544

Location Main Campus

Office IST-2044

Dr. Tom Dvorske brings extensive experience in higher education to his role as the vice provost of academic affairs and university ombudsman at Florida Poly. Dvorkske works to ensure strategic alignment between program objectives and institutional priorities, in support of the institution’s mission and vision. His philosophy is to take a systemic view of the institution as a foundational principle of sound institutional effectiveness.
 
Previously, he served as assistant vice president for academic affairs, institutional research, and effectiveness at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. At McNeese, he led the university’s regional accreditation process, supervised institutional research and provided key academic support services, as well as worked with professional accreditation across disciplines, including engineering, computer science, and health care.
 
Prior to that, he was  thedirector of institutional effectiveness and academic support at McNeese from 2008-13. He also served as liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and was the quality enhancement plan administrator. From 2007-08, he was an assistant professor and writing program director in the Department of Languages and Literature at Eastern New Mexico University. He also was an assistant professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at University of West Georgia.
 
Dvorske has a doctorate in English from Oklahoma State University. He earned his master’s degree in English from Emporia State University, Kansas, where he also received his undergraduate degree in English.
 
Dvorske enjoys reading, running, being on or near water, watching birds and – most of all – spending time with his wife, daughter, and their two dogs.