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botanist , educator , reseacher

Ralph Luther Thompson, American Botanist, educator, reseacher. Recipient Faculty Research award Kentucky Academy Science, 1986, 89, Undergraduate Research award Merck Science Foundation, Rahway, New Jersey, 1988, DuPont Foundation, Jacksonville, Florida, 1987, 88, Seabury Excellence in Tchg. award, 1993.

Background

Thompson, Ralph Luther was born on February 6, 1943 in Niangua, Missouri, United States. Son of Luther Martin and Mary Ruth (Davis) Thompson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, S.W. Missouri State University, 1971; Master of Education, N.E. Louisiana U., 1972; Master of Arts, S.W. Missouri State University, 1975; Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, 1980.

Career

Instructor, S.W. Missouri State University, Springfield, 1974-1975; instructor, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, 1978-1980; assistant professor botany, Berea (Kentucky) College, 1980-1984; associate professor, Berea (Kentucky) College, 1986-1992; professor, Berea (Kentucky) College, since 1993; chair biology department, Berea (Kentucky) College, 1986-1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor 34 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Tennessee Academy Science, Kentucky Academy Science (life), Association Southeastern Biologists, N.W. Science Association, Southern Appalachian Botanical Club (life), Sigma Xi, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

father:
Luther Martin Thompson

mother:
Mary Ruth (Davis) Thompson