Kevin Thompson

Associate Professor in-Residence

Management &



  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • B.S., Central Connecticut State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult learning
  • Service learning
  • Learning strategy and learning design
  • Organizational learning supports
  • Millennials in the workforce
  • Business and organizational strategy


Kevin Thompson is an Associate Professor In Residence in the University of Connecticut School of Business Department of Management where he teaches human capital courses in the Human Resources Management graduate program and at the undergraduate level, as well as the strategy capstone course for undergraduate business students. Kevin advises honors students on experiential honors projects and is a service learning fellow leading experiential, service learning projects for the School of Business.

Kevin is a member of the Academy of Human Resource Development where he has presented on developing millennial employees and contributes to the adult learning scholar-practitioner and learning and development special interest groups. His research interests include learning and development supports for the millennial generation, leading millennials and qualitative inquiry. Kevin serves on the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery Board of Directors and consults on the organization’s training business and programs. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and has worked as a business leader in entrepreneurial settings, learning leader in Fortune 100 companies and leadership and learning consultant for non-profit organizations.


  • UConn School of Business Undergraduate Teaching Award (2020)
  • Provost Award for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship – University of Connecticut (2018)

Featured Publications

  • Thompson, K.S., Ciletti, D., & Luchs, R. (2021) Workplace Skill-Development Perceptions of Previous Business School Service-Learning Students. Accepted at Global Journal of Business Pedagogy.
  • Thompson, K. S., Tumu, R. (2020) Establishing Student-Led University Consulting Groups. Business Education Innovation Journal. 12(1): 25-29.
  • Thompson, K. S. (2020). Synergetic Learning Model: The Sum is Greater. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning. 13 (1): 62-76.
  • Thompson, K. S. (2018) Integrating Service-Learning in Business School Curricula. Business Education Innovation Journal. 10(2): 111-115.
  • Thompson, K. S., & Noble, D. (2017). Enhancing adaptivity and resilience through team member change. Management Teaching Review, 2(4), 325-332. doi:10.1177/2379298117732113
  • Thompson, K. S. (2017). Training’s Impact on Time-to-Proficiency for New Bankers in a Financial Services Organization. In S. Frasard, & F. Prasuhn (Eds.), Training Initiatives and Strategies for the Modern Workforce (pp. 169-185). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-1808-2.ch009
  • Thompson, K. S. (2016), Organizational Learning Support Preferences of Millennials. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 28: 15–27. doi:10.1002/nha3.20158
  • Thompson, K. S. (2016). “Synergetic Learning Model: The Sum is Greater,” Adult Education Research Conference.
  • Thompson, K. S. (2013), “Organizational Learning Support Preferences Of Millennials: An Interpretive Study”. Doctoral Dissertations. 102.


  • Conference Oral Presentation – Synergetic Learning Model: The Sum is Greater. Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe, June 2017
  • Conference Oral Presentation – Synergetic Learning Model: The Sum is Greater. Adult Education Research Conference, June 2016
  • Conference Oral Presentation – Is Learning an Outcome or a Journey?, Connecticut Training & Development Network, June 2015
  • Conference Paper Presentation – Organizational learning support preferences of millennials, Academy of Human Resource Development, February 2015
  • Dissertation – Organizational learning support preferences of millennials: An interpretive study, University of Connecticut, May 2013
  • Conference Oral Presentation – Organizational Learning Supports for the Millennial Learner, Academy of Human Resource Development, February 2013
  • Design Conference Keynote Speaker – The Future of Adult Learning, The Travelers Companies, October 2012


  • University of Connecticut, School of Business Summer Research Grant (2018): Synergetic Learning Model: The Sum is Greater.
  • University of Connecticut, School of Business Summer Research Grant (2017): Service Learning for the Business School Graduate: Hit or Miss?
  • University of Connecticut Provost Mini-Grant (2016): Redesign of the School of Business Capstone Course: MGMT4900 – Strategy, Policy and Planning.
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