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Kenneth Thompson

Kenneth L. Thompson

            Sharing his enthusiasm for the study of the human mind with students for more than 29 years, Dr. Kenneth L. Thompson has retired as professor emeritus of psychology and counselor education.

            Dr. Thompson joined the faculty at Central in the fall of 1971 after teaching previously at Kansas State Teacher’s College, Emporia. As an associate professor at Central, he taught courses such as General Psychology of Learning, Educational Psychology, Psychology of Personal Adjustment, Advanced Mental Health and Developmental Psychology.

           The longtime faculty member published a variety of works dealing with psychology topics in resource books, instructor’s manuals, and study guides. He also served as a reviewer of works for major book companies including Books/Cole, Scott Foresman, McGraw Hill, and Prentice-Hall. He served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Annual Editions: Personal Growth and Behavior, 1993-94, Dushkin Publishing, Guilford, Conn.

            In addition to research and writing, he was a member of professional organizations such as the Missouri Psychological Association.

            Dr. Thompson received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology degree in 1993 and a Master of Science in Psychology degree in 1969 from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. He completed his doctorate in educational psychology at the University of Oregon in 1971.