Former President of University of Maryland Eastern Shore Joins Bowie State University Faculty

Thelma B. Thompson, who served as president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from 2002 to 2011, has been named to a two-year term as visiting professor of English at Bowie State University in Maryland. Dr. Thompson will be teaching freshman composition.

In the 1970’s, Dr. Thompson taught English and literature at Howard University, the City University of New York, and Bowie State University. She then spent 11 years on the faculty at the University of the District of Columbia. From 1998 to 2002 she was dean of the School of Arts and Letters and then vice president for academic affairs at Norfolk State University in Virginia.

Dr. Thompson is the former national president of the College Language Association and a co-founder of the Caribbean Studies Association. She is the author of The Seventeenth Century English Hymn: A Mode for Sacred and Secular Concerns (Peter Lang Publishing, 1989).

Dr. Thompson, a native of Jamaica, is a 1970 graduate of Howard University. She holds a master’s degree in English and a Ph.D. in English literature from Howard University.

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