Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the James A. Garfield Center for Public Leadership
B.A., St. Mary's College
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Academic Interest: International relations, Political theory, public leadership
James Thompson received his PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 2008, and has taught at Hiram College since that time. His research focuses primarily on international relations, with a secondary focus on political theory. Professor Thompson also has an expertise in the relationship between politics and architecture. He is the author Making North America: Trade, Security, and Integration (University of Toronto Press, 2014).
Professor Thompson currently serves as the Director of James A. Garfield Center for Public Leadership. His regularly taught courses include: International Politics, International Organization, The Transatlantic Relationship, The Art of War, Anarchy, Towards a Global State, Politics and Architecture, Public Leadership, and Political Philosophy for a Dangerous World.
In addition to his academic work, Professor Thompson is also involved in multiple civic projects both locally and throughout the world. This includes various economic revitalization efforts in Northeast Ohio, and architecture development programs based in Latin America and Europe.