Stephanie Lewis Thompson

Stephanie Lewis Thompson earned her Master of Arts and PhD in English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her bachelor's degree at Duke University. She began teaching composition at Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) in 2007 and became a full-time faculty member in 2009. She previously taught composition, business writing, literature, film, liberal studies, and leadership courses at Peace College in Raleigh, NC.

Her academic interests include pedagogy, popular culture, and women’s literature. She published Influencing America’s Tastes: Realism in the Works of Wharton, Cather, and Hurst (University Press of Florida, 2002) and An Imitation of Life: Deconstructing Racist Stereotypes in Popular Culture and Visual Media and the Humanities: A Pedagogy of Repression (2004). Other articles on Peyton Place and classic American cinema have appeared in Masterplots and NOTE: Notes on Teaching English. She has presented papers at numerous conferences, including Kaplan University (now Purdue Global) General Education conference, National Association for Developmental Education (NADE), and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention.