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Mark A. Thompson, Ph.D.

Mark A. Thompson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
Wesleyan Institute for Successful Educators
Office location

Smith-Curtis 130G

mthomps7 [at] nebrwesleyan.edu
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Ph.D.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Higher Education Administration

M.Ed  University of South Florida, Educational Leadership

B.S.    University of South Florida, Social Science Education 6-12


Research and academic interests
  • The efficacy of instructional and outreach tools related to gender equity.
  • Decision-making aids for school leaders and policy-makers to better inform their strategic decisions and increase the likelihood of favorable results.
  • My preferred methodology is qualitative, case studies.



The cradle of career academies: The origin and development of career academies in Philadelphia 1968-1972.

Historical case study. Dissertation for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. December 2014.



Efficacy of gender equity initiatives on the attitudinal shifts of girls' on selected areas of studies and careers.

In partnership with the National Science Foundation Nebraska EPSCoR and Sko Labs, Inc.


Service interests
  • Promotion of girls and under-represented populations in STEM education; gender-equity issues.
  • Professional development for teachers in nations with emerging democracies.