Tom Hasani is an advocate for equity in education, housing and food security, health access, and environmental justice. He embodies progressive values for building a better future for all of the youth of America. Tom is ready to give voice to marginalized groups, work beyond partisanship on the difficult issues that have been brushed aside.
Tom is an Adjunct Professor in the Historical and Political Studies Department at Arcadia University where has also been a Fellow with the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring.
He is a lecturer in International Studies, Educational Leadership, Technology, and Conflict Management. He has taught in K-12, Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional, and Community level classes and forums.
Tom is also a professional musician and composer.
He sings and plays French Horn. One of his major works include Two Persian Polk Songs, commissioned and performed by The Choristers in Pennsylvania.
On June 22, 2021, Tom has been selected as one of 40 MONTCO Millennial Superstars by MONTCO Today
Tom earned a B.A. at Rutgers University where he studied Asian Studies and Religion. At Rutgers, Tom was an active participant in multiple Asian social and cultural organizations whose goals are to support the Asian student body and spread cultural awareness.
Tom also earned his Masters in International Peace & Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University, and completed a post-graduate certificate in International Conflict Management, International Peace, and Security at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. It was in graduate school that Tom studied public policy, inclusive governance, and economic security.
Tom has served on multiple boards, often elected as an officer. He recently served as a member of the board for Settlement Music School of Willow Grove, Willow Grove Rotary Club., and the Willow Grove YMCA.
Tom was elected to Upper Moreland School Board in 2021 where he serves as Treasurer. He wants to create a more equitable space for the children and families in his School District.