Faculty and Staff

Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)

Title: Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

Preferred Display Name: Tom Spalding

Education & Career Highlights:
  • BA—Drury College
  • MA & PhD—University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Responsibilities:
  • Graduate Programming in the Faculty of Arts

Personal Interests & Hobbies: 

  • Music (many kinds) & Books (particularly philosophy and history).

Favorite TV shows/movies: 

  • Criminal Minds 
  • Justified
  • The Big Bang Theory

Favourite Musical Artists:

Allison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Sir Georg Solti, Beethoven, Brahms, Duke Ellington, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Warren Haynes.

Favorite Quote:

“The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.”—G.K. Chesterton

“Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.”—G.K. Chesterton

CONTACT:
Phone: 780-492-7089
E-mail: spalding@ualberta.ca