Thomas “Tommy” Bonner, Ph.D., holds bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees through Mississippi State University. He has extensive experience in education as well as years of experience teaching fiber optic courses for AT&T, 3M, OFS and Lucent Technologies. He keeps his twenty-plus separate certifications in fiber optic instruction current by maintaining an aggressive travel schedule as a Senior Instructor and consultant for contract class delivery. He has been certified to teach fiber classes since 1993 and is certified to teach numerous classes in fiber optics including 3M Fiber Products and Systems, Sorrento DWDM Metro Fiber, OFS connector styles, QA/QC inspection, and Gigabit Ethernet. He also has developed training programs for Lucent Technologies ranging from fiber certification to software training used with smart LGX’s. Bonner worked as an Instructor for JDSU for eight years and as the led instructor for four. He developed the training material for Ethernet and has traveled to Iraq six times to do training as well as Algiers and Central Africa.