Kevin Thompson

Assistant Professor In-Residence


Education/Professional Certification

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

Areas of Expertise

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


Kevin Thompson is an Assistant Professor In Residence in the University of Connecticut School of Business Department of Management where he teaches human capital courses in the Executive MBA and Human Resources Management graduate programs and 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 Board of Directors for the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery where he consults on the organization’s training 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.


Published Work

  • 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. (2013), “Organizational Learning Support Preferences Of Millennials: An Interpretive Study”. Doctoral Dissertations. 102.

Accepted Manuscripts

  • Thompson, K. S., Noble, D. N. (2017). Enhancing Adaptivity and Resilience through Team member Change. Management Teaching Review.


  • Symposium Oral Presentation – Is Learning an Outcome or a Journey? Center for Addiction Recovery Training, November 2016
  • 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
  • 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, November 2012
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