Dr. Peters serves as Executive Director of South Carolina's Coalition for Mathematics & Science (SCCMS) founded by BMW Manufacturing Co., DuPont, Michelin North America and Duke Energy and hosted by the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Science at Clemson University.
Among the initiatives managed by SCCMS are the S²TEM Centers SC statewide support network for economic and workforce development through STEM education, and two regional STEM Collaboratives focused on community engagement and out of school time learning. Additionally, as Principal Investigator, Tom manages a research grant funded by Boeing SC that identifies instructional strategies in disciplinary literacy to enhance student learning in middle school mathematics and science.
Dr. Peters is a recipient of the Outstanding Leader in Science Education award from the National Science Education Leadership Association. He has applied his instructional, scientific, and management expertise a variety of settings including middle school, high school and university classrooms.
Tom holds Doctorate and Masters degrees in Science Education and Bachelors degrees in the Teaching of Biology and in Ecology, all awarded from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.