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Stone, Thomas, PhD

Thomas Stone, PhD
Professor College of Science and Humanities
Contact: Husson University
1 College Circle Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.973.1056
Room: 225B Peabody Hall


Tom is a native Mainer, having been raised in Newport and graduating from John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor. He received his commission as a Naval Officer after graduating with a B.S. in Physics from the United States Naval Academy in 2000.

He completed his M.S. in Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before reporting to Charleston, South Carolina in 2002 for nuclear power training. Tom became a fully qualified submarine officer and nuclear engineer, spending four years aboard the USS Annapolis (SSN 760) and the USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720). After leaving the Navy in 2007, he resumed his Ph.D. studies the University of Maine in the area of statistical physics. He completed his Ph.D. in 2010, with his research focusing on how spreading processes (such as epidemics) are influenced by different network topologies, outbreak control strategies, and phase transitions within these systems. Tom began teaching Physics and Mathematics at Husson University in the fall of 2009.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Tom chairs the University’s Sustainability Committee and oversees the Husson garden. His primary research interests are in the areas of statistical physics, campus sustainability issues, and energy.

Tom and his wife Melissa reside in Veazie with their sons Noah and Gabriel, where they can all usually be found outside. Tom is an avid cyclist, and typically rides more miles in a given year than he drives.