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 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’s General Education and Kaplan University Village conferences, National Association for Developmental Education (NADE), and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention.

In her spare time, she loves cooking, reading, and watching television shows like Game of Thrones and Mad Men. She now resides in San Antonio, TX with her husband, ten-year old son Cooper, and their golden retriever, Meg.

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