Faculty and Staff
- Assistant Professor
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: Cherry Hall 7a
- Phone Number: 270-745-3043
J. Rick Thompson, Assistant Professor of English and native of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Montana. First a graduate of Southern Oregon State College, he has studied with writers like Peter Matthiessen, Ian Frazier, William Kittredge, Lawson Fusao Inada, Lucy Grealy, David James Duncan, Deirdre McNamer, Kevin Canty, and fellow Kentuckian Chris Offutt. He has published poetry, prose, and interviews in various literary journals.
Professor Thompson has taught developmental writing, freshman composition, and introductory literature and creative writing classes spanning 20 years at Rogue Community College, Owensboro Community and Technical College, the University of Montana, Southern Oregon University, Bowling Green Community College, and Western Kentucky University.
He is currently writing a screenplay.