BA, Bates College
MS, Virginia Tech
PhD, Stanford University
Tobin began his teaching career in the late 1990s at a boarding school in his native state of Maine. In 2000, he came to California to pursue a PhD in mathematics education at Stanford. He then spent fourteen years as a professor at UC Davis, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in education and ran a research lab focused on the design of novel technologies for teaching and learning math and science. Family, mountains, and ocean recently pulled him toward Santa Barbara, where he was thrilled to discover an opportunity to return to his independent school roots by teaching mathematics at Cate.
Tobin swam competitively in high school and college and still spends as much time as he can in the pool. He lives off campus with his wife Melissa and three sons, Zach, Ben and Oliver.