1 PAULA M. THOMPSON, ED.D. EDUCATION Doctor of Education Field: Organization Change Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California, 2012 Dissertation title: An Exploratory Study of Imagined Interactions with Real-life Coworkers Master of Public Health Field: Community Health Sciences Specialization: Social and Cultural Aspects of Health University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1996 Bachelor of Arts Major: Biology Minors: Psychology and Women s Studies Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1993 PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS Foresight Coaching & Consulting Coach, Consultant & Founder, Los Angeles, CA, 2012-present Provide individual coaching to high performers pursuing their next career or academic goal. Conduct organizational consulting with educational institutions and nonprofit organizations. Design and implement workshops and training; write blog. Lead business aspects including strategy, brand messaging, marketing, and social media. University of Southern California Assistant Dean, Rossier School of Education, Los Angeles, CA, Managed all phases of academic employment for 80 full time and nearly 200 adjunct faculty members, including hiring, promotion, tenure decisions, sabbaticals, annual performance evaluations, and contract renewals. Contributed to the design and development of new graduate academic degree programs. Created and implemented faculty development through mentorship programs, online trainings, internal consultations, and coaching. Identified faculty workforce needs, recruited candidates, and onboarded new hires. Oversaw the search process for multiple top-level faculty recruitments. Worked collaboratively with 10 graduate academic programs, five of which are offered online or in hybrid format, to identify and support faculty to meet the instructional needs of students. Served as liaison to 2U, Rossier s educational technology partner company, about faculty orientation and instructional evaluation in online degree programs.
2 University of Southern California/Children s Hospital Los Angeles Manager of Faculty Services, Department of Pediatrics, Los Angeles, CA, Administered the academic and personnel processes for over 300 USC faculty members based at Children s Hospital Los Angeles. Contributed to strategic planning efforts, such as the Research Vision 2020 Strategic Plan, by coordinating focus groups and conducting institutional research. Facilitated multiple leadership committees in making timely, evidence-based decisions on topics related to institutional priorities, governance, organization structure, and compliance. Provided faculty development and mentoring programs for junior faculty members, clinical researchers, and individuals undergoing promotion. Duke University Director of Faculty Development, School of Medicine, Durham, NC, Directed institution-wide faculty development program providing educational and mentoring services to assist the 1,600 Duke University School of Medicine faculty members in succeeding in their careers. Developed a 3-year strategic plan for faculty development that defined measurable goals related to programmatic initiatives, institutional and evaluation research, and the work environment. Directed the Professional Development Seminar Series: orchestrated approximately 20 courses per year on topics such as grant writing, management skills, public speaking, new faculty orientation, workplace conflict, and career planning. Recruited high quality, seasoned experts to conduct the trainings. Conducted focus groups on career development needs for junior and senior faculty members. Served as lead staff person for the implementation and oversight of two externally funded faculty development and training grants: a 3-year, $500,000 grant from the Duke Foundation and a 5- year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. American College of Cardiology Associate Director for Knowledge Transfer, Washington, DC, Managed staff of five and $1 million annual budget for the cross-organizational collaboration between the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and European Society of Cardiology. Wrote 3-year business plan for knowledge transfer focused on the implementation of innovative technological solutions to develop and deliver clinical knowledge. Conducted research and writing on topics such as conflict of interest disclosure, systematic literature review, methodology for clinical practice guidelines, and physician adherence to practice guidelines. Senior Analyst, Quality Improvement, Washington, DC, Staffed the Quality Strategic Task Force of the Board of Trustees in developing a 5-year plan for the ACC s priorities for science and quality improvement activities. Facilitated multiple expert working groups in developing consensus on cardiovascular clinical practice guidelines. Developed content for the ACC s continuing medical education web site.
3 Society for Women s Health Research Program Director, Washington, DC, Directed national public and professional education campaign to increase the recruitment and retention of women in clinical trials. Coordinated 75-member advisory board of academic physicians, researchers and basic scientists. Conceptualized and produced educational materials, including brochures and Internet-based initiatives. Conducted research and writing on gender differences in health and gender-based medicine. RESEARCH INTERESTS Internal cognitive, communicative, and neurobiological processes as a contributing factor in organizational relationship management and job performance Positive psychology in the workplace, employee engagement, coaching Faculty and leadership development: career management, mentoring, diversity, work-life balance, teaching effectiveness Adult learning, online and blended education PUBLICATIONS Thompson, P.M. (2012). An Exploratory Study of Work-Related Imagined Interactions with Real-Life Coworkers. ProQuest LLC. (UMI No ). Brown, A.J., Seils, D.M., & Thompson, P.M. (2007). Access and Diversity in Academic Mentoring. [Letter to the Editor]. Journal of the American Medical Association, 298(7), 739. Thompson, P.M. & Wolf, J.L. (1999). The Sexual Revolution in Science: What Gender-Based Research is Telling Us. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 47(3), Lappetito, J. & Thompson, P.M. (1993). Today s Ethics Committees Face Varied Issues. Health Progress, 74(9), In preparation Thompson, P.M. Hidden Aspects of Relationship Management in Organizations: Why We Imagine Conversations with Our Coworkers. Thompson, P.M. & Liu, S.L. Social Threat in the Workplace: Understanding and Mitigating the Brain s Responses to Interpersonal Stress.
4 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Thompson, P.M. & Liu, S.L. (2013). Revitalizing with the Brain in Mind: Understanding and Countering the Neurobiology of Social Stress in the Workplace. Organization Development Network Annual Conference, San Jose, CA. Thompson, P.M. (2013). Flourishing at Work: How Imagined Conversations with Coworkers Enhance Relationship Management, Emotional Regulation, and Achievement. International Positive Psychology Association World Congress, Los Angeles, CA. Thompson, P.M. (2012). Hidden Aspects of Workplace Relationship Management: Listening to Imagined Conversations. Organization Development Network Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ. Klein, E., Dexter, H., & Thompson, P. (2012). Learning and Behavior Online: Mediating Disruptive Social Interactions. 18 th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, Orlando, FL. Thompson, P.M., Scott, P., Mangum. S., & Brown AJ. (2006). Big Talk in Small Groups: Junior Faculty Discussions about Mentoring and Promotion. Poster presented at American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Brown, A.J., Thompson, P.M., Sanders, L.L., & McKinney, R.E. (2005). Recruiting Women and Under-Represented Minorities to Faculty Positions: Taking Our Pulse. Poster presented at American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Brown, A.J., Moen, R.A., Thompson, P.M., & Sanders, L.L. (2005). Increasing the Professional Development Support for Junior Faculty: Results from the First Year of a Seminar Series. Poster presented at American Association of Medical Colleges Faculty Affairs Professional Development Seminar, Ottawa, Canada. Thompson, P.M. (1995). Reproductive Health Outreach to Women with Disabilities. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA. Waxman, B.F. & Thompson, P.M.. (1995). The Americans with Disabilities Act: Paving the Way to Reproductive Health and Reproductive Choice. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.
5 INSTRUCTIONAL & CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Instructor, Qualitative Analysis for Dissertation Students, Pepperdine University, 2013 Course Developer, Adjunct Faculty Orientation (online and on campus modules), Rossier School of Education, Curriculum Designer, Education Doctorate, Rossier School of Education, Graduate Assistant, Pepperdine University, Trainer, Academic Affairs In-service, Children s Hospital Los Angeles, Curriculum Evaluator, Learning and Teaching in Cohort-Based Non-Residential Doctoral Education, Pepperdine University, Presenter, Part-time Careers in Academic Medicine, Duke University, 2006 Facilitator, Leadership Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, UNC- Chapel Hill and the Center for Creative Leadership, 2006 Educational Content Developer, cardiosource.com, UNIVERSITY & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Member, Deans of Faculty Council, University of Southern California, Member, Academic Programs Leadership, Rossier School of Education, Committee Member, NCATE Accreditation, Rossier School of Education, Representative, Mellon Mentoring Forum, University of Southern California, Member, Committee to Develop Policy on Disruptive Behavior in the Online Environment, University of Southern California, 2011 Member, Group on Faculty Affairs, American Association of Medical Colleges, Member, Chancellor s Working Group on Faculty Development and Diversity, Duke University, Analyst, Faculty Women s Committee, Duke University School of Medicine, Co-Chair, Opening Doors Awards, Business and Professional Women USA, Triangle Chapter, 2006 Steering Committee Member, American Heart Association s 5th Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, Planning Committee Member, Howard University Women s Health Institute, Health Issues and Concerns of Women of Color Conference Series, PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS International Positive Psychology Association Organization Development Network Mentor Coach Academy of Management