Has a distinctive, story-telling, sorta-stream-of-consciousness way of speaking to a class.
Tom is a big fan of bluegrass. Over the years has developed a love for semi-improv - he's appeared in several shows. He once cameo'd in a Piscapo's Arm show and decided it was in character to strip down to his boxer shorts on stage.
Of course, he's a great bowler, too — Tom has by far the most high scores listed on the walls of the Lanes.
Tom is married to a fellow Obie and has two kids.
"Uh, what's the past tense of squeeze? You squoze the bread."
"I told you that to tell you this..."
"I'm a little weird, as you might have noticed..."
(During a bowling exercise)
Reid: "So do anything you can to distract them, short of actually touching them."
Student: "So no tripping?"
Reid: "Well, if he's already dosed, there's not much we can do..."
Tom Reid is one of my two favorite professors. His lectures are hilarious. Bowling 1 and 2 were the most fun two credits I got at Oberlin. —alxndr 20:10, 4 October 2007 (EDT)
Tom is a wonderful man and an incredible coach. I feel truly honored to have had the opportunity to work with him when I was a student at Oberlin. -Justin H, '04 —184.108.40.206 (20:38, 12 September 2008EDT)