Anne W. Thompson, PT, EdD

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Adjunct Associate Professor, Master of Health Professions Education (MS-HPEd) and PhD in Health Professions Education Programs
Health Professions Education

Anne Thompson is Adjunct Faculty in the Master of Health Professions Education (MS-HPEd) and PhD in Health Professions Education Programs in the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Thompson held leadership positions in clinical and corporate rehabilitation organizations. At Armstrong State University, she served as the Chair of the Rehabilitation Sciences Department and Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  Additionally, she served as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs (2010-2012), and Interim Dean of the College of Health Professions (2014-2015 and 2017).  She chaired the university-wide process for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), She is a charter member of the physical therapy faculty, retiring from Georgia Southern University/Armstrong Campus as Chair and Associate Professor Emerita. She has served as an accreditation site visitor for SACSCOC and as a reviewer/consultant for multiple clinical and academic accreditations. 

She currently serves on the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy and is a delegate to the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy. She is also a Board Member and Research Chair of the Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy.

Research Interests

Anne Thompson's research interests include team-based and interprofessional learning, student success, leadership, and organizational effectiveness and assessment.


BS, Psychology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
MS, Physical Therapy, Duke University, Durham, NC
EdD, Higher Education Administration, Georgia Southern University


Timmerberg JF, Dole R, Silberman N, Goffar SL, Mathur D, Miller A, Murray L, Pelletier D, Simpson MS, Stolfi A, Thompson A, Utzman R. Physical therapist student readiness for entrance into the first full-time clinical experience:  A Delphi study. Phys Ther. 2019; 99(2): 131-146.

Rossler KL, Buelow JR, Thompson AW, Knofczynski G. Effective learning of interprofessional teamwork.  Nurse Educ. 2017; 42(2): 67-71.


Salamh P, Covington K, Cook C, Beaty A, Thompson AW.  Academic Dishonesty in Physical Therapy Education: Do Faculty and Learners Agree? APTA Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA 2018

Thompson AW, Mincer AB, Schaefer K. When the numbers and your “gut” don’t agree:  making tough admissions decisions.  APTA Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Anaheim, CA 2016

Thompson AW, Rossler, KL, Buelow JR. High fidelity patient simulation and experiential learning: recruiting, advising, and teaching the new generation. All Together Better Health VII International Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014

Thompson AW, Mincer AB, Schaefer K, Bringman D, Wofford N. Admitting the “Best Fit” Students: Lessons from Strategic Enrollment Management. American Council of Academic Physical Therapy Educational Leadership Conference, Kansas City, KS, 2014

Curriculum Vitae