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Jules Thompson


  • Assistant Provost for Academic Effectiveness


Jules Thompson serves as interim Assistant Provost for Academic Effectiveness

Jules joined the Metro State community in 2014 as the Director of Tutoring and Testing Services. In that role, Jules led her team through the employee classification process and department reorganization. Jules’ work in assessment and accreditation includes contributions to systems portfolios as a member of Metro’s Assessment Academy in 2016, and as the Assessment Committee’s Student Success representative since 2018. In 2022-2023, she co-chaired the Assessment Committee with Provost Amy Gort; this year she is leading the committee with co-chair Brenda Merrill.

Jules holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from St. Cloud State University, as well as MA and PhD in Communication and Culture from Indiana University-Bloomington, with specializations in contemporary rhetorical theory, criticism, and public policy/legal rhetoric. Her work as a rhetorician has focused on the intersections of rhetoric, ideology, and public policy. She completed post-doctorate work at the University of Pittsburgh, where she taught courses on the rhetoric of law/public policy, with a specific focus on family law/policy.