John Thompson

Expertise

Globalization, business communication, technology industry, food movements and industry, leadership communication, business and public address

John Thompson received his Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin in 2014. He is affiliated with the Association of Business Communicators, the National Communication Association, and the Kenneth Burke Society.

His classes are characterized by three themes:

  1. A connection between the classroom and the real world
  2. The construction of a fun and safe environment for learning
  3. The need to provide lots of feedback in the teacher/student relationship
  • John Thompson received his Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin in 2014. He is affiliated with the Association of Business Communicators, the National Communication Association, and the Kenneth Burke Society.

    His classes are characterized by three themes:

    1. A connection between the classroom and the real world
    2. The construction of a fun and safe environment for learning
    3. The need to provide lots of feedback in the teacher/student relationship
  • Popular Media:

    “Moving at the Speed of Business,” Interview w/ New York Times Chief Technology Officer; Forbes Voice blog

    Business and Society:

    “Food Talk: Bridging Power in a Globalizing World.” The Rhetoric of Food: Discourse, Materiality and Power. Eds. Joshua Frye and Michael Bruner. New York: Routledge, 2012. 58-70.

    “Dinner Time Discourse: Convenience Foods and Industrial Society.” Food as Communication: Communication as Food. Eds. Janet Cramer, Carlnita Greene and Lynn Walters. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2011. 179-194.

    Food Culture:

    “Milk, Eggs, Arugula, Identity: The Grocery List in a Time of Change.” Media Commons - The New Everyday: Notes, Lists, and Everyday Inscriptions cluster. June 29, 2010.

    Media and Popular Culture:

    “Kenneth Burke meets a time lord: Steampunk’s grammatical disruption.” Clockwork Rhetoric: The language and style of steampunk. Ed. Barry Brummett. University Press of Mississippi, 2013. 115-134.