Department of Applied Technology

Mr. Thomas Luscomb

Assistant Professor
Herrington Hall, Room 119



  • 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

Rogers State University 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 and 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


  • 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.