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Kevin Thompson Kevin D. Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Communication
Liberal Arts & Education Department

Office:  Sahlstrom CC, 110F
Phone:  218-281-8254
E-mail:  thom2358@umn.edu  

Resume: pdf

Courses Taught:

  • Public Speaking
  • Business and Professional Speaking
  • Organizational Communication
Research Interests:
  • Distance Education
  • Program Planning
  • Learning within Organizations
  • Organizational Communication
  • Training and Development
  • Graduate Experience

Manuscripts Under Review:

  • 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).
  • 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).

Awards, Distinctions, Honors:

  • 2000 Clarence D. Jayne Scholarship Recipient
  • 1997 Training Excellence Award - USA Group
  • 1996 Trainer of the Year Award - USA Group
Board Memberships:
  • Training and Development Specialist (Board Member)
    Business Counselor Certification Program - Wyoming Small Business Development Center
    Summer 1998 - Summer 2000
Professional Memberships:
  • American Society of Training and Development - National (ASTD)
  • American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)
  • National Communication Association (NCA)
  • Indiana Writing Center

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  • M.A., Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • B.A., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND


Joined UMC in August 2005


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