Dr. Deanna A. Thompson is professor of Religion at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She teaches classes in African
American Studies, Women's Studies, and Social Justice. During her almost twenty years at Hamline, in addition to being
awarded Faculty of the year by faculty and students, she has also received awards for her advising. She is a respected
scholar in the study of Martin Luther and feminist theology. Thompson is also an active member of the American Academy of
Religion, where she served for eight years on the Board of Directors, six years as Director of the Upper Midwest Region, and
six years as co-chair of the Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Program Unit.