Gregory Thompson

Gregory Thompson portrait
  • Associate Dean Special Collections
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, History
  • Librarian, Marriott Library



  • Bachelor of Science, Business, Colorado State University, Fort Collins Colorado
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Fort Lewis College, Durango Colorado
  • Masters of Arts, History, University of Utah. Project: Southern Ute Lands, 1848-1899: The creation of a Reservation.
  • Doctorate of Philosphy, History, University of Utah. Project: The Origins and Implementation of the American Indian Reform Movement, 1867-1912.

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award. Utah Division of State History, 09/30/2015
  • Inductee. Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame, 09/23/2015
  • Gregory C. Thompson Award, established 2015. J. Willard Marriott Library, 09/19/2015
  • Snowsport Builder. Far West Association, 10/01/2012
  • Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame Inductee. 09/23/2010
  • Outstanding Contribution Award. Board of State History , 09/09/2010
  • Diversity Award. University of Utah, 11/10/2004
  • ULLR Award for First Tracks: A Century of Skiing, with Alan Engen. International Ski History Association, 10/01/2003
  • Service Award. Utah State Historical Society, 01/2000
  • Recognition Award. University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Ski Archives Advisory Board, 01/1998
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. 01/1998


Gregory C. Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library for Special Collections and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, received his BS degree from Colorado State University (1965), BA degree from Fort Lewis College (1967), and his MS (1971) and Doctoral (1981) degrees from the University of Utah.  Dr. Thompson has published several monographs on the Ute tribe including Southern Ute Lands, 1848-1899: The Creation of a Reservation (1972);  The Southern Utes: A Tribal History (1972); and edited, with Floyd A. O’Neil, A History of the Indians of the United States: A Syllabus (1979) and is a founding member of the Alf Engen Ski Museum Board and Board of Trustees. His latest publication, with Alan K. Engen, First Tracks: A Century of Skiing (2001) focuses on the history of skiing in Utah. Greg is also the general editor for the Tanner Trust Publication Series, Utah, The Mormons, and the West.