AboutPhil is an Adjunct English Professor at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. In his research, Professor Thompson focuses on the uncanny in literature. More recently, his interests have expanded to include Chicanx and Latinx Literary and Cultural Studies.
He teaches ENGL 110 (Critical Reading and Writing I) and ENGL 111 (Critical Reading and Writing II), as well as ENGL 361 (Contemporary Chicano Literature), which covers poetry, theater, the novel, the short story, and the essay through an historical framework establishing the different periods of Chicano creativity from its origins in the pre-1960s to contemporary times. Fluidez en español (segunda lengua).
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA Extension), Certificate in Writing
Pepperdine University, Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Writing for Screen and Television
Florida Gulf Coast University, Master of Arts (MA), English
Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts (BA), English / Spanish
MembershipsModern Language Association (MLA)
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society