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September 23, 2013

Thom Joins Applied Health Science Faculty at Wheaton College

Dr. Nathaniel J. Thom recently joined the Wheaton College faculty as Assistant Professor of Applied Health Science.

Previously, Thom served as an adjunct assistant professor at Point Loma Nazarene University, where he taught anatomy and physiology courses.

Thom is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a B.S. in biology. He completed an M.S. and Ph.D. in Exercise Science at the University of Georgia. He also completed a postdoctoral program at the Naval Health Research Center.

His research interests include working with branches of the Armed Forces to better understand the ways humans respond to extreme stress. He will continue this work with the Navy’s boot camp in Chicago.

"I'm a teacher at heart, so the vision for our family has always been to settle into an academic community that appreciates both teaching and research,” Thom says. “We were delighted when a position opened at Wheaton."

“Dr. Thom completed his doctorate at the University of Georgia with one of the top epidemiologists in the country and has been doing a post-doctorate which has shifted his emphasis onto neuroscience,” says Wheaton College provost Dr. Stanton Jones. “He is doing fascinating work.”