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Roger Thompson retires from Kyung Hee University

Korea's Star Trek professor, Roger Thompson (MA'94) has retired after 18 years at one of Asia's Top 50 Universities.

Posted: February 6, 2024

A portrait of Thompson smiling with his hand on his chin.

Roger Thompson (MA'94) is retiring after 18 years at Kyung Hee University (KHU) in Korea, one of Asia's Top 50 Universities. He taught a course about the ethics of Star Trek, a civics class based on the philosophy of President Kennedy, and English classes focused on the novels of Charles Dickens. He was awarded a 24k gold medal in recognition of his service to KHU. He is returning to Halifax in March 2024 and plans to write a memoir of his days as Korea's first Star Trek professor.