Tom Manley received his doctorate from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in physical oceanography of mesoscale dynamics in the Arctic Ocean and Greenland Sea. He began teaching at Middlebury College in the Fall of 1990. Tom teaches Oceanography, Coastal Processes and multi-dimensional visualization courses. His work is in the hydrodynamics of Lake Champlain and the Buffalo River. This work has management implications and is often used by municipalities in how best to preserve and keep Lake Champlain healthy.
- Manley, P.L., T.O. Manley, K. Hayo and T.M. Cronin, (2011) Small-scale Lacustrine Drifts in Lake Champlain, Vermont, Journal of Great Lakes Research. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2011.05.004
- Manley, T.O., M. McCormick, J-C. Gascard, P. Tillier; K. L Hunkins, P. L. Manley (2011) An Initial View of Subsurface Lagrangian Observations in Lake Champlain; General Patterns, Cross-lake Flow and Coastal Currents. Journal of Great Lakes Research.
- Manley, T.O., (2010) Drifters, Drogues, and Circulation, Oceanography, December 2010, p. 165-171.
- Manley, P.L. and T.O. Manley, In a Slump, 2009, Professional Surveyors Magazine, vol. 29, p. 18-20