Meet Tom Link
Social Science Division
For psychology professor Tom Link, teaching at the community college level is a deeply personal and profound experience. The diversity of his students and the breadth of their experiences keep his classroom interesting and challenging.
"I don't just need to teach them, I need to learn from them," Link said
With so much diversity available every day, Link has the benefit of using students' own experiences to illustrate psychological concepts. They are able to not only understand the ideas, but how to relate them to their own lives.
"We start from real life, then work on the concepts, and come back to real life," he explained. "It's always new. It's always different."