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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.


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


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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor 34 articles to professional journals.


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.


Luther Martin Thompson

Mary Ruth (Davis) Thompson