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Kevin Thompson

Int Dir Adv & Alumni Relations
(218) 281-8436
(218) 281-8254

Research Interests

  • Distance Education

  • Graduate Experience

  • Learning within Organizations

  • Organizational Communication

  • Program Planning

  • Training and Development

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • Training and Development Specialist (Board Member) Business Counselor Certification Program - Wyoming Small Business Development Center Summer 1998 - Summer 2000

  • 1996 Trainer of the Year Award - USA Group

  • 1997 Training Excellence Award - USA Group

  • 2000 Clarence D. Jayne Scholarship Recipient

  • 2007 Outstanding Educator Award

  • 2007 Outstanding Service Learning Faculty Award

  • 2008 Outstanding Educator Award

  • 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award

  • 2011 Most Supportive of Students Award

  • 2011 Outstanding Educator Award

Selected Publications

  • Thompson, K.D., & Brown, K. (submitted) Getting it done: Managing programs from start to finish. (Book proposal and chapter sent to Wiley Publishing for review/consideration).

  • Thompson, K.D., & Young, S. (submitted). Adult educator effectiveness within the training context: A study of trainee perception of effective trainer characteristics. (Article submitted to referred journal for review/consideration).

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

  • M.A., Ball State University, Muncie, IN

  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

  • American Society of Training and Development - National (ASTD)

  • Indiana Writing Center

  • National Communication Association (NCA)

In the News

June 18, 2020
Lauren Wallace is a senior, double majoring in marketing and sport and recreation management. She is on the volleyball team, a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), a student representative for the Campus Advancement Advisory Board (CAAB), works in the Wellness Center, and as a student assistant for the University and Alumni Relations office. Additionally, Wallace often collaborates with Ken Mendez in the mailroom, completing many projects including the Roots of the Red River Valley gallery, theatrical plays, and bringing speakers to campus.