Prof. Thompson Honored for Excellence in Public Engagement

Kevin Thompson (MGMT) has been honored by the Provost with an Award for Excellence in Public Engagement. (Devin Basdekian / UConn School of Business)
Kevin Thompson (MGMT) has been honored by the Provost with an Award for Excellence in Public Engagement. (Devin Basdekian / UConn School of Business)

Assistant Professor-in-Residence Kevin Thompson is the recipient of the UConn Provost’s Award for Excellence in Public Engagement in the non-tenure track faculty category. He received the award from Provost Craig Kennedy at a Dec. 5 ceremony in the Homer Babbidge Library.

Thompson teaches in the Human Resource Management graduate program and at the undergraduate level, as well as the strategy capstone course for undergraduate business students. He advises honors student in the experiential honors projects and is a service-learning fellow, leading experiential, service-learning projects for the School of Business.

Thompson is a member of the Academy of Human Resource Development, where he has presented on developing millennial employees and other topics. Thompson earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University, his master’s from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his Ph.D. from UConn.

“Kevin has done a wonderful job engaging with our students and linking what we teach in the classroom with what is of value to organizations, alumni, and the community,” said Lucy Gilson, head of the management department. “His commitment to service-learning and community engagement is truly remarkable, and that he has been able to leverage these relationships into research is impressive.”