2020 Speakers
Keep Texas Red
Tom Demetrion March 9, 2020

Tom Demetrion

Senior Lecturer

Why Socialism is Gaining Favorability in the U.S.

Tom Demetrion was the first person in his family to attend and graduate from High school. He went on to earn an Associates of Arts from Springfield Technical College, a Bachelor of Arts in History from Western New England University, a Masters Degree in American Studies from the University of Dallas, and a Masters Certificate in Law Enforcement by TCLOSE. He started his professional career in Law Enforcement, beginning in patrol and rising to Chief of Police in both foreign and domestic locales. His professional life shifted into law enforcement education and then into public education. Mr. Demetrion received two Fulbright Memorial Grants to build a “Global Web of Knowledge” to work with Japanese and Texas teachers and students. He transitioned again to public education in his community and taught in the classroom until his retirement in 2018. His knowledge, global experience, and wealth of understanding bring uncommon insight to audiences everywhere.