Full-Time Accounting Faculty

Teresa Thompson

Teresa Thompson

Full-Time Faculty
Accounting
(408) 855-5349
teresa.thompson@wvm.edu
Office Location: BT-219C @ Mission/CHE-109D @ West Valley

Teresa Thompson started her education at the community college level at West Valley College in Saratoga. And after taking a financial accounting class she was completely hooked on the subject. She transferred to the University of California, Riverside where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration.

After graduation, she went to work in public accounting with Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corporation where she specialized in taxation.

After earning her CPA license, she went to work at the national headquarters for Hyundai Motor America. There she specialized in financial accounting and later moved into financial forecasting, planning and analysis for the international company.

During this time she returned to school to earn her Master's degree in Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship Concentration from the University of California, Irvine.

Teresa enthusiastically returned to the education field and has taught a variety of accounting and taxation courses over the past fifteen years and is currently full-time, tenured faculty with the West Valley – Mission College District.


Education

  • MBA, Entrepreneurship, UC Irvine
  • BS, Business Administration, UC Riverside

Spring 2024

  • ACCT 010 - Financial Accounting, Section 32023, MW 10:55 a.m. - 1:25 p.m., West Valley College
  • ACC 001B - Managerial Accounting, Section 33176, T12:40 p.m. -2:45 p.m., online synchronous, Mission College 

Professor Thompson has ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) for all her classes. Search and register for courses today.


Professional Presentations

Thompson, T. (2023). How I Motivated My Late-Start Class. Presented at the annual national conference of the Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC), Portland, OR. 

Thompson, T. (2021). Coffee, Community, & Covid.  Presented at Mission College’s All College Day, Santa Clara, CA.

Thompson, T. (2020). Leading Virtual Classes.  Presented at Mission College’s All College Day, Santa Clara, CA.

Thompson, T. (2019). Engaging Students Through Non-Traditional Methods. Presented at the annual national conference of the Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC), Ft. Worth, TX.

Thompson, T. & Annand, D. (2019). Development of OER-based Introductory Financial Accounting Text Based on US GAAP. Presented at the annual national conference of the Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC), Ft. Worth, TX.

Thompson, T. & Liu, J. (2010). Service Learning Through VITA. Presented at the annual national conference of the Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC), Carefree, AZ.


Awards

  • Excellence Award for Teaching, Mission College, 2022
  • Excellence Award for Service to the Community, Mission College, 2019
  • Program Excellence -Accounting Program, Mission College, 2018
  • "Newbie" Excellence, Mission College, 2015
  • Puck Award for Innovation, Chaffey College, 2010
  • Gold Presidential Award -White House Award for Community Service, 2010
  • Gold Presidential Award -White House Award for Community Service, 2009

Publications

Thompson, Teresa. "What a Cool Syllabus...But is It Accessible?". Faculty Focus. September 1, 2023

Thompson, Teresa. “The Importance of a Good Bedside Manner for Doctors Teachers, Part 1”. Faculty Focus. March 1, 2023.

Thompson, Teresa. “The Importance of a Good Bedside Manner for Doctors Teachers, Part 2”. Faculty Focus. March 3, 2023.

Annand, David and Teresa Thompson. Introduction to Financial Accounting. Creative Commons License, Attribution-Non-commercial-Share Alike 4.0 Canada, 2019.


Professional Affiliations


Hobbies

Enjoys hiking and reading in her spare time. As well as spending time with her wonderful husband and adorable daughter.


Motto

Don't be afraid to be amazing.