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Carol C. Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Office: Herman D. James Hall 3034

Phone Number: 856-256-4500 x3030



About Carol C. Thompson, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol Thompson received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, Program in Education, Culture, and Society; her M.Ed. from Duke University in Educational Psychology and Counseling; her M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University; and her B.A. from Wake Forest University with teacher certification in English. She is an Associate Professor in Educational Services and Leadership with extensive teaching experience in K-12 and community settings.  Her research interests focus on how learners develop higher-order thinking through adaptive expertise and social languages in community contexts. Her work has been published in Teachers College Record, Linguistics and Education, Language, Identity, and Education, and in several edited volumes including Technology and Identity: Constructing the self in a digital world (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012). She teaches Characteristics of Knowledge Acquisition.

Publications include:
Thompson, C., & Dentino, G. (in press). How do Preservice Teachers View Tenure and Accountability?" The Educational Forum 80(3).

Thompson, C., & Opalack, K. (2015).  Detours around diagnoses in an informal premedical group. American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Nov. 10, 2015.

Thompson, C. (2015).  How can it be wrong when it feels so right? Premedical students, technology, and learning to make diagnoses. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, Co. November 18, 2015.