Thom Atkinson

Senior Social Media Specialist

Phone:
812-855-8174
Email:
tgatkins@iu.edu
Von Lee
517 E. Kirkwood Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47408

Biography

Thom is a Hoosier born and raised; but he’s always been more of a Kurt Vonnegut than a Larry Bird. Thom graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Computer Science in 1996.

After spending a couple of years as a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Indiana University, Thom went to work part-time as a computer consultant with the Campus Technology Centers and user support specialist with IU Webmaster, both divisions of University Information Technology Services. Starting in 2001, Thom took a position as campus web manager, charged with maintaining the IU Bloomington website on behalf of the Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President at IU Bloomington.

After 10 years as a web monkey, Thom took his institutional knowledge and content management skills and applied them to the increasingly popular channels of social media. Currently, Thom is responsible for representing Indiana University on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Foursquare, Instagram, and Flickr. In addition, Thom is always exploring new tools and how they might be leveraged to support the mission of Indiana University.

When not working, Thom enjoys playing video games, reading comic books, listening to ska music, and riding his Honda motorcycle.

My alignment is Chaotic Good.

Quirks

  • Caffeine Addict
  • Geek
  • IU Alum
  • Native Hoosier