Tomothy Compton


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Researcher Bio

Timothy Compton Department Head Professor, Spanish

145B Whitman Hall Phone: 906-227-1107 E-mail:

Department Head, Professor | Began teaching at NMU in 1989

Degrees Held:

  • B.A., Brigham Young University
  • M.A., University of Utah
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas

Favorite place to visit abroad: Mexico City!

Favorite subject to teach and why you like to teach: I love being at NMU so I can teach a wide variety of courses. I love to see students perform plays in my Hispanic Theatre Performance classes. I love seeing students learn to communicate in basic Spanish classes. I love seeing students start to see how interesting and expressive language can be. I love seeing students come to admire the incredible poetry, theatre, short stories, and novels of Spanish-speaking writers. I love seeing students learn and admire the accomplishments of the people of Spain and Latin America. I love sharing the amazing music of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world with my students. I love seeing students get excited about studying & living abroad. I love learning about what my former students are doing after they graduate.


PRIME, interdisciplinary, research