Elisa Thompson, PhD

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Elisa Thompson, PhD

Doctoral Writing Coach and Instructor
Leadership, Research, and Foundations

Biographical Information

Dr. Thompson is an instructor who serves as the Writing and Qualitative Methods Coach for first year doctoral students in the Leadership, Research, and Foundations Department. She supports both first- and second-year doctoral students as they complete their Portfolio Projects over the summer term. Dr. Thompson offers regular workshops on topics related to writing and dissertation completion. She teaches master’s and undergraduate statistics and research methods and Counseling in Higher Education in the SAHE master’s degree program. Dr. Thompson received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Arizona in 1998 with a specialization in Teaching, Learning, and Development. She earned a M.A. in educational psychology and her B.S. in psychology. Her research interests include self-regulation skills around dissertation completion and best practices around graduate student writing groups.