Gregory Thompson portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, History


  • 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.


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.