Dr. Traci Thompson


Dr. Traci S. Thompson, professor of English and head of the HSU English Department, is a graduate of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO, where she earned a B.A.in English and where she was also a varsity tennis player.

She completed her graduate degrees at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University Louisiana-Lafayette) in Lafayette, LA., receiving both her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.

Thompson served as the graduate program director in English at Hardin-Simmons for five years.She began serving as department head in 2010.

She is a member of various professional organizations and has held positions and offices in them, including vice president and president of the American Studies Association of Texas and program chair of the Southwestern Conference on Christianity and Literature 2011 meeting hosted by Hardin-Simmons.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Culver-Stockton College, 1991
  • Master of Arts, English, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1993
  • Doctor of Philosophy, English, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1996
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
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  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network