Contact & Location


Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho

Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson

Office: Brink Hall 216
Email: thompson@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: English Department - University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of English

With UI Since 1989

  • Biography
    Karen's faculty experience includes developing and teaching curriculum for professional writing courses, American literature, American Studies, and Integrated Seminar classes in both the social sciences and humanities.

    Karen is also the instructional designer for our online professional writing courses.

    In teaching professional writing, Karen draws upon more than 15 years of professional experience in the private sector as well as ongoing work with various departments at the University of Idaho as a technical writer/reviewer/editor and professional communication consultant.
  • Awards and Honors
    • Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Idaho Alumni Association, 2001 
    • Vandal Helping Hand Award, 2000 
    • Associated Students Teaching Excellence Award, 1999 
    • Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 1996 
    • Graduate Student Association Teaching Excellence Award, 1996 
    • Grace V. Nixon Scholarship, 1993-1994 
    • Phi Beta Kappa member since 1992