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Tom Shindell

Tom ShindellTom Shindell, Ph.D., is the Innovation and Strategy Analyst for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. In this role he works with executive staff, a wide range of employees, and various stakeholders to identify cutting edge processes and approaches for providing administrative services to the motoring public. Tom’s focus is to identify the most strategic, effective, and customer-focused directions and mechanisms for the department to implement.

His previous service to the State of Texas includes the Texas Education Agency, the Texas State Auditor’s Office, and the Texas Department of Health. Tom has also served in various faculty roles for the Open University of Tamaulipas, Northeastern Illinois University, and St. Edward’s University.

Tom was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Texas to get his undergraduate degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice from St. Edward’s University followed by a master’s and doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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