Areas of SpecializationVictorian Britain Political History
Areas of CompetencyBritain Europe Ireland U.S.
Dr. Thompson first joined the faculty at PSU as a visiting professor, before receiving his current position in the autumn of 2014. Having served in the military, Dr. Thompson started his academic career interested in early US military history. While an MA student at Pitt State his interest shifted first toward political history and then European history. He eventually settled on British politics. Dr. Thompson received his doctorate in Scottish history from the University of Edinburgh in December 2012.
His primary research interest is in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century political history, particularly social organizations and political movements in Britain. He primarily focuses on local politics during the late-Victorian period and the impact of questions such as the Third Reform Act and Irish Home Rule.
While living abroad, Dr. Thompson discovered how much he loved to travel. He found travel enhanced what he learned in books and lectures, bringing learning to life. He also became an avid soccer fan while living in the UK.
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Ph.D. in Scottish History, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK (2012)Thesis: “The Effects of the Third Reform Act and the Irish Home Debate on Edinburgh Politics, 1885-6”
MA in History, Pittsburg State University, Kansas, U.S.A. (2007)Thesis: “Politics Left in Oklahoma’s Past: The Fall of the Socialist Party and the Continuing Struggle of the Third Party”
BS in History & Political Science, Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma, U.S.A. (2005)
England to/since 1660Modern Europe Medieval Europe Age of Empire World History to/since 1500
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