PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder
MA, University of Missouri-Columbia
BA, University of Denver
Dr. Thompson is the department chair of Mass Communications at Linfield College. He has conducted research in the area of media ethics, especially regarding photojournalism. Prior to teaching, he worked 16 years as a reporter and editor at the Rocky Mountain News (Denver), the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Oregonian. He served as a Fulbright Scholar for a year in Bulgaria, and taught at Penn State prior to joining the Linfield faculty.