Thomas K. (Tom) Holley

Position title: Board of Visitors Chair

Tom earned his Ph.D. with Chun Lin at University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1982. After nearly 28 years in petroleum exploration research at Shell Oil Co. in Houston involving the acquisition, processing, and interpretation of seismic data, Tom retired early to establishing the new Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Houston. He retired again back to Wisconsin in 2016, teaching introductory physics and astronomy part-time for one year at UW – Washington County before retiring for the final(?) time.