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Tom Head

Tom Head is author or coauthor of 24 nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, including Civil Liberties: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld, 2009) and Get Your IT Degree and Get Ahead (Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 2000). He covers civil liberties for About.com, a division of The New York Times Company with 34 million unique visitors per month, and also blogs on civil liberties issues in his home state of Mississippi via the Mississippi Human Rights Report.He also serves as an elected trustee for the Mississippi ACLU, as VP/policy of the Mississippi chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), as communications director for Unity Mississippi, on the steering committee of the Jackson,Mississippi, chapter of Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and in various other volunteer capacities.He has operated online communities since 1989. An internationally recognized expert on distance education (and coauthor of four books on the subject),Tom is currently finishing up his Ph.D. in the history of ideas at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia, through an off-campus study program.