Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Lee Thompson

Lee Thompson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Emory University
M.A., University of Texas at El Paso
B.A., Vassar College

Main Interests

I love teaching; it’s the most rewarding profession I could imagine.  Wheaton students bring so many diverse and interesting perspectives and life experiences to my classes each year.  I usually teach Child Development and Introductory Psychology, and I enjoy them both, though they are very different. In Child Development, I thoroughly enjoy watching my students’ understanding of children and their observational skills develop profoundly over the semester.   My goal is to begin students on a journey to becoming outstanding educators.   Besides child development, my other area of interest is the brain, and I approach Introductory Psychology from a very brain-oriented perspective.  I also combine these two interests in my teaching to highlight brain development through childhood.

Other Interests

Outside of teaching, my three main interests are my family, traveling, and traveling with my family!  I have a long history with dance and theater, and I’ve recently developed a passion for soccer.