Tom Baird graduated with a BA and MA from the University of New Mexico, An A.B.D. from from University of California, Berkeley and has completed additional study in Johns Hopkins University. Tom is a past board member of the American Society of Media Photographers Foundation. He is a Visiting Professor, Burren College of Art, Ireland. He is the recipient of numerous grants and the MICA Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has exhibited throughout the US and internationally, placing emphasis on environmental landscape and social documentary photography.