John Thompson
Assistant Professor
Philosophy & Religious Studies
757-594-8778 | john.thompson@cnu.edu

Areas of Expertise
East Asian Religious and Philosophical traditions, Buddhism, religion and politics, interfaith dialogue, Islamophobia.

Education
Graduate Theological Union, Ph.D. Cultural and Historical Study of Religions, 2002
Boston University School of Theology, M.T.S. (Magna Cum Laude), Philosophy, Theology,Ethics, 1992
College Year in Athens, Greece, Philosophical Studies, 1987-88
College of William and Mary, B.A. (High Honors), Philosophy, 1986

Awards, Scholarships, Grants
Participant, NEH Institute, “Buddhist Traditions of Tibet and the Himalayas” (College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA), June-July 2009
CLAS Dean’s Office/DOSSIER Grants, CNU, Summer 2006, 2008, 2010
Board of Associates Grant, Hood College, Summer 2004

Memberships/Associations
American Academy of Religion
Association for Asian Studies
Modern Language Association
International Society for Chinese Philosophy
Buddhist Peace Fellowship