David Thompson

Associate Professor of Spanish

Originally from Indiana, I lived in St. Louis, MO and Decatur, IL for several years before coming to Luther in 2004. I teach courses in Spanish language, literature and culture, as well as study abroad courses during January Term. One of the best parts of my job is traveling abroad with students, and in recent years I have led courses in Spain, Ecuador and Perú. Early in my career my research focused on poetry by contemporary Spanish women writers. Presently, I study how students learn in language courses, especially how they think about and monitor their own learning. I am married with two young children, and my family and I enjoy life in Decorah very much.