Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr. Thomson joined the Sociology/Anthropology faculty at the University of La Verne in 2001 after ten years of previous service as a faculty member at the University of Houston Clear Lake and Arizona State University West. He completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1991, and M.A. and B.A. degrees in Sociology at the University of Texas at El Paso. His teaching interests include criminology, criminal justice, social change, and social theory, and he recently taught sociology and criminology courses to long-term prisoners in a medium security prison in Texas.
Dr. Thomson has published a number of articles, essays, and book reviews in criminology, sociology, and philosophy journals. He is currently completing a book based on his doctoral dissertation on Karl Marx's discovery of the materialist conception of history (forthcoming in 2004) and his next major publishing project will be a textbook on the death penalty. He has also created and maintains an extensive website that supports his classes, including several online classes offered through the distance education program at ULV.
- Dr. Ernie Thomson's Homepage http://erniethomson.com/