Tad received his B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Political Science from San Francisco State. His primary focus is in the area of Political Sociology, with specific emphasis on social movements, poverty and homelessness in the United States and among indigenous and marginalized people of Latin America, and the effects of encroaching capitalism upon Cuban social structure and values.
Tad spends as much time as possible in Cuba where he conducts research and eats an excessive amount of mangos.