Faculty Profile

Rob Thompson

Associate Professor

Graduate Counseling


Dr. Rob Thompson is Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Student Development Administration program at Indiana Wesleyan University. He has over 25 years of experience as an administrator in Student Development and has been a full-time faculty member for over ten years. Dr. Thompson is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Association of College Personnel Administrators (ACPA), Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International. (ACUHO-I). Dr. Thompson served as the Chair for the Research Committee for SWACUHO as well as on the host committee for ACPA (registration committee) and ACSD (Program Chair) National Conferences. Dr. Thompson has spoken and presented workshops at numerous professional conferences on State, Regional, and National levels as well as being a frequent guest speaker on campus.

  • Individuation and autonomy of college students
  • Gay & Lesbian Identity Development on Christian College Campuses
  • Gay & Lesbian Faith Development on Christian College Campuses
  • Gender Nonconforming Students on Christian College Campuses
  • Campus Ecology and Community formation and its impact on college campuses
  • Transgenerational leadership
  • Servant leadership in higher education

Indiana State University, 2002


University of Tennessee (Knoxville), 1985


Iowa State University, 1982


AGS 132-U