Dr. Tom Dvorske brings extensive experience in higher education to his role as the vice provost of assessment and instruction and university ombudsman at Florida Poly. Dvorks 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. Dvorske said that he looks forward to helping the University, now in its early phase of operations, through planned and strategic growth that aligns with and reflects its mission.
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 director 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.