Philip A. Thompsen, Ph.D. holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Thompsen is a scholar of communication media and technology, with particular interests in broadcasting and computer-mediated communication.
Dr. Thompsen's scholarship has been published in a variety of formats, including book chapters, journal articles, conference proceedings, convention papers, panel presentations and various online resources. Scholarly journals that have published his articles include The Electronic Journal of Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, Et Cetera: A Review of General Semantics, Feedback and The Pennsylvania Communication Annual. He has held faculty fellowships at the Time Warner MediaLab in New York City, C-SPAN in Washington, DC, The Apple Teacher Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and at KYW-TV and KYW-AM in Philadelphia, PA.
In addition to West Chester University, Dr. Thompsen has taught at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana, Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and the Ron Baile School of Broadcasting in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds a B.S. from Northern Arizona University, an M.S. from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.