Jessica L Thompson
Most Recent Book Title
America's Largest Classroom
Book Description
A co-edited collection of case studies and insights about place-based learning in the US National Parks.
Location (city/state/country)
Marquette, Michigan USA
Author bio
I am a professor in the Walker L. Cisler College of Business at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. I teach courses in public relations, communication, new media and corporate social and environmental responsibility. I am also the founder and director of the Northern Climate Network.

Before moving to the Upper Peninsula, I spent five years (2007-2012) in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources department at Colorado State University. I completed my doctoral degree at the University of Utah in 2007. I am also a trained facilitator and I have a graduate certificate in Adaptive Management of Environmental Systems from the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah.

In 2008, I published my first book, Interdisciplinary Research Team Dynamics: A Systems Approach to Understanding Communication and Collaboration in Complex Teams. My second book, an edited collection of chapters and case studies about place-based learning in America's National Parks (University of California Press) is now available.
Professional Speaker Topics
Communicating Science (specifically: climate change); Climate Change Adaptation and Planning; Interdisciplinary Problem Solving & Collaboration
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"Since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned." -John Holt

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