Writing Center Director
Humanities Bldg – Room 302J
(760) 744-1150 ext. 3330
B.A. San Diego State University
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
With the exception of works by Shakespeare and Hemingway, Professor Thompson is interested in all types of literature and cinema. He has published on Bruce Sterling (Science Fiction Studies), Native American oral literature (Studies in American Indian Literature), Zane Grey (Journal of the Southwest), and other topics. His two current obsessions are westerns (he is attempting to write one himself), and Yasujiro Ozu, whom he believes to be the greatest director of all time. He also has a long history of attempting—but failing—to summit Mt. Whitney.