School of Professional Studies
Exercise and Sports Science
M.A.E., 2005, Olivet Nazarene University
B.S., 1997, Olivet Nazarene University
Joining Olivet’s faculty in 2009, Professor Thompson teaches the pedagogy courses for the physical education majors and supervises student teachers. He also directs the physical education program and serves as one of the department’s teacher education representatives.
Before coming to Olivet, he taught physical education at Stone Church Christian Academy in Palos Heights, Ill. for five years and physical education and health at Elwood Grade School in Elwood, Ill. for seven years. He also coached basketball for twelve years and served as an athletic director for nine years.
He is a member of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America); National Association of Sport and Physical Education; Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; and the American Association of Health Education.
Professor Thompson is married to Dawn. They have three daughters, Emilee, Leah, and Sydney. He enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, being outdoors and watching basketball.