Tom Mock

Be humble, hungry and kind. Be so good they can’t ignore you.


Tom Mock


  • Bachelor’s degree from Southwestern University (where I thought I wanted to be a Physical Therapist).
  • Master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University (where I realized I actually really liked data and making graphs)
  • Doctorate from UNT Health Science Center (where I realized I really didn’t like academia, but still really liked data, graphs, and now R)

Current State

I fell in love with R and data science through my graduate research, using R and RStudio to wrangle, analyze, model, and visualize my data. I became passionate about growing the R community, and founded #TidyTuesday to help newcomers and seasoned vets improve their Tidyverse skills.

I am a Product Manager at Posit, overseeing the Posit Workbench and RStudio team.

In my home town of San Antonio, my wife and I run on the local trails, play with our Boston Terrier “Howard”,A pixel art image of my dog howard - he's a black and white Boston Terrier spend lots of time with our local families, grill/smoke plenty of meat, and are always on the lookout for great new food, especially churros.