Terry Thompson

Terry Thompson

HH 103B


Office Hours

Other Hours

 By appointment.

Terry Thompson's Faculty Website

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  • Late Spring/Early Summer Office Hours
    Office hours for Late Spring/Early Summer

    Tuesday, May 15 - 4 pm to 5 pm
    Wednesday, May 16 - 10 am to 12 noon
    Friday, May 18 - 12 noon to 2 pm
    Monday, May 21 - 10 am to 12 noon
    Tuesday, May 22 - 10 am to 12 noon
    Wednesday, May 23 - 12 noon to 1 pm
    May 25 to June 1 - Professional Development Leave, no office hours
    June 4 - 10 am to 12 noon
    June 5 - 10 am to 12 noon
    June 6 - 12 noon to 1 pm
    June 11 -10 am to 12 noon
    June 12 -10 am to 12 noon
    June 13 - 12 noon to 1 pm
    Additional hours are available by appointment.


M.S. in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction from New York Chiropractic College, in 2014
M.S. in Ethology(Animal Behavior)(minor in Biostatistics) from University of Maryland, College Park in 1982
B.A. in Biology (minor in Psychology) from West Chester University, Pennsylvania in 1979

Work Experience

Terry has over 40 years science teaching/naturalist/field research experience in traditional (classroom/laboratory) and non-traditional (marine science field station, national parks, and museums, etc.) settings at all grade levels - from elementary to graduate school. She has taught such diverse college-level courses as Ethology (Animal Behavior), Biology, Marine Ecology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, Embryology, Microbiology, and Teacher Science Education In-service courses. She has experience as a field researcher & conservationist with National Zoological Park Conservation Research Center, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and The Nature Conservancy.

She is a scientist by training and a naturalist by avocation. She enjoys both the scientific exploration to understand how all the parts work and the more holistic naturalist approach to appreciate how they all contribute to something bigger than the parts. What she enjoys most about teaching is being able to share a personal love of science and enthusiasm for life-long learning, and to involve students in hands-on learning experiences and critical thinking.

Many people think of Anatomy & Physiology as only a “medical” course, but majoring in Ethology (animal behavior) gave her a holistic educational background that inter-relates anatomy, physiology, psychology, ecology, etc. What better way to understand & appreciate the complex animal that is the human being? She also appreciates the importance of the A&P courses in providing a solid foundation for those who do answer a calling to the allied-health professions.

Community Services / Committees

Human Anatomy & Physiology Society - Past-president 2017 - 2018
Alpha Nu Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Advisor
Wor-Wic Honors Program Committee
Wor-Wic Distance Learning Committee
Wor-Wic Community Garden & Food Pantry - volunteer
Eastern Shore of Virginia Literacy Council - volunteer
Eastern Shore of Virginia Salvation Army - volunteer

Additional Information

Terry has lived on the Eastern Shore of Virginia since 1983. She came to the Shore for what she thought would be one “field season” after completing her Master’s degree… and never left. She enjoys the lifestyle, community and rich natural environments of the Eastern Shore. When she isn’t teaching, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, kayaking, photography, baking in her brick-oven, tying flies for fly fishing, pysanka, and reading.