Timothy Neal Thompson (PhD, Bowling Green State University, 1986) is a professor and chair of the Communication, Journalism, and Media Department at Edinboro University; founding director of the Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival; and co-coordinator of the Scotland Study Abroad Program. He teaches courses in organizational communication and social influence and has lifelong interests in creativity, independent mind, and enhancing dialogue. Originally from North Royalton, Ohio, Tim and his wife Dee Dee live in Edinboro, where they raised five children.