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Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Department Faculty/Associate Professor
  • Department Faculty
    I/O and Business Psychology
    Associate Professor

  • The Chicago School Chicago
Department
Business Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
Email
JThompson@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography

Dr. Thompson is a business psychologist who is devoted to uniting consulting and teaching. Her main focus is positive organizational behavior, positive psychology and psychological capital.  This involves applying self-efficacy, resilience, hope, optimism, mindfulness and human strengths in organizational settings.  She leads a group of doctoral students who conduct research in this area by applying these principles to leadership development, organizational change, entrepreneurial intention and employee engagement.  Other areas of practice are employee selection, talent management, program assessment, employee engagement, surveys, as well as statistical consultation to a wide variety of applications. She has been with the Chicago School since 2002 and was formerly involved in higher education administration at the Chicago School, specializing in student learning and assessment. She has given presentations and authored publications on subjects that include use of technology in student assessment, affirmative action, stereotypes, student learning and assessment as well as failure in the workplace. Dr. Thompson's prior teaching experience includes Northwestern University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago State University, and the University of Memphis. She previously worked for Organizational Effectiveness Consultants, United Airlines, Microsoft, MICA and American Academy of Pediatrics. This work included development and validation of selection systems, 360-degree feedback, survey design and implementation, assessment centers, research and adverse impact analysis. Her past consulting work focused on employee engagement through organizational surveys and analysis, reward and organization structuring for small clinics, strategic planning and statistical consultation around research methodology and data interpretation.

Education
  • B.S. in Psychology, University of Memphis
  • Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
Licensure(s)
Areas Of Expertise

Select Publications

  • Thompson, J. L., & Morris, S. B.  (2013).  What factors influence judges’ rulings about the legality of affirmative action plans?  Journal of Business Psychology, 28(4), 411-424.

  • Stowers, M. R., & Thompson, J. L.  (2011).  Personality as a predictor of military suitability.  Journal of Organizational Psychology, 11(2), 24-34.

  • Hartman, E. L., & Thompson, J. L.  (2009).  From surviving to thriving: Seven leaders share their stories.  The Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, 47(1), 27-30.

  • Newton, N. A., Khanna, C., & Thompson, J. L.  (2008).  Workplace failure: Mastering the last taboo. Consulting Psychology Journal: Research & Practice, 60(4), 227-245.

  • Thompson, J. L., Garman, A., Horowitz, M., & Barr, M.  (2005).  The Chicago School I-O program: Application of the Vail model to the graduate I-O education. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 42(4), 106-111.

Select Presentations

  • Stowers, M. R., & Thompson, J. L.  (2011). Personality as a predictor of military suitability.Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

  • Hartman, E. L., & Thompson, J. L.  (2009). From surviving to thriving: Seven leaders share their stories.Symposium presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

  • Newton, N. A., Stasik, M. P., & Thompson, J. L.  (2009).  Down but not out: Measuring, understanding and coaching failure. Symposium presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

  • Thompson, J. L.  (2006). Challenging the scientist-practitioner model: The scholar-practitioner (Vail) model. Symposium presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.

  • Newton, N. A., Khanna, C., & Thompson, J. L.  (2006). Workplace failure: Mastering the last taboo. Symposium presented at the American Psychology Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

  • Garman, A., & Thompson, J. L.  (2003). Practice innovations in technology-enhanced employment processes. Symposium presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

  • Thompson, J. L., & Morris, S. B.  (2003).  Affirmative action: Procedural justice, the justice system, and implementation. Symposium presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

  • Thompson, J. L., & Morris, S. B.  (2002). How meta-cognition, attitude and stereotypic beliefs impact decision making. Paper presented at the 110th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.