At Indiana Wesleyan University, our Graduate Counseling programs are designed to offer a Christ-centered approach to improving your craft as a practitioner in counseling-related professions. Our faculty members are recognized leaders in the field; many of them currently practice the trade, conduct research, and regularly contribute to scholarly literature. Your learning experience here will take you far beyond basic counseling theory to implement innovative evidence-based practices in your own practice.

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Rob Thompson; MS, PhD Assoc Prof; Graduate Counseling rob.thompson@indwes.edu


Dr. Thompson is assistant professor and coordinator for the Student Development Administration program. He has over 25 years experience as an administrator in Student Development. He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), the Association of Christians in Student Development (ACSD), the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the Association for College Personnel Administrators (ACPA).

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1982, Iowa State University
  • M.S., 1985, University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
  • Ph.D., 2002, Indiana State University


  • Individuation and autonomy of college students
  • Gay & Lesbian Identity Development on Christian College Campuses
  • Gay & Lesbian Spiritual Development on Christian College Campuses
  • Community formation and its impact on college campuses
  • Transgenerational leadership
  • Servant leadership in higher education
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