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
Introduction to Communication; Business and Professional Communication; Small Group Communication; Media, Culture and Society; Puppet Shows that Make a Difference! (Honors seminar); graduate courses taught on Media and Health Communication; Communication Approaches to Health Advocacy; and Communication Pedagogy
Health communication, Rhetoric of media, Performance and social change. Current research focuses on food marketing and childhood obesity.
Dr. Thomson's work has been published in: Health Communication, 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 book Food as Communication: Communication as Food.