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Director, SCU Office for Multicultural Learning
Joanna Thompson, Director, SCU Office for Multicultural Learning

Joanna Thompson

Thompson is a trained criminologist, receiving her B.A. in Criminology and Investigations from West Virginia University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before joining SCU, Thompson lived in Chicago for eight years where she taught criminology courses at UIC and worked at Center on Halsted – an LGBTQ community center – for 1 year. Her mixed-race (half-Black/half-Latina) and queer identities make her passionate about intersectionality and social justice. As the new Director of the Office for Multicultural Learning, Thompson is excited to help educate and transform the SCU community when it comes to multicultural and multiracial issues.

Painting of the first Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Talk About Native American Heritage Month at the Table

By Joanna Thompson
Though the broad messages of Thanksgiving are ones we can all theoretically get behind—offering gratitude and sharing one’s bounty—we should also acknowledge that this messaging doesn’t tell the whole story...
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