Wiley Thompson

Wiley Thompson
Regional Director - Coastal
tel: 541-737-5991
Primary Location
OSU Extension Service
121 Ballard Extension Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Secondary Location(s)


Wiley serves as the Outreach and Engagement Regional Director for Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Coos, and Curry Counties along the Oregon Coast.  Prior joining OSU, he was the chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at West Point.

An environmental geographer with field experience and research interests in hazards, vulnerability, disasters risk reduction, development, and human and environmental security, Wiley holds an MS and PhD, both in Geography and both from OSU. He is a retired Army officer, combat veteran, and military aviator with over 28 years of service in a diversity of leadership capacities. Wiley enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the Oregon outdoors, and volunteering in his community. Go Beavs!