Ph.D. Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
M.A. Speech Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
B.A. Speech Communication and Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991
Communication theory; business and professional communication; small group communication; media, culture and society; media and health communication
Media and health communication, rhetoric, performance studies. Current research focus on the topic of food marketing and childhood obesity.
Dr. Thomson's work has been published in: Critical Studies in Media Communication, Text and Performance Quarterly, Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, Southern Communication Journal, Carolinas Communication Annual, Communication Teacher, and the forthcoming book Food as Communication: Communication as Food.