Anne Thompson is Adjunct Faculty in the Master of Health Professions Education (MS-HPEd) and PhD in Health Professions Education Programs in the School of Healthcare Leadership 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 (now Georgia Southern 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 Physical Therapy Compact Commission. She chairs the Continuing Competence Committee of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. She is also a Board Member and Research Chair of the Georgia Foundation for Physical Therapy.


2021    Outstanding Service Award
              Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

2020    Lucy Blair Service Award
              American Physical Therapy Association

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

Research Interests

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


Thompson A, White BA, Palaganas JC, Edwards R. (2021) A Systems Dynamics Approach to Prevent and Resolve Interprofessional Team Conflict. Presentation for NEXUS SUMMIT, Online

White BA, Thompson A, Palaganas JC, Edwards RA. (2021) Using System Dynamics to Evaluate Team Conflict in Interprofessional Education. Poster Presentation for the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Online

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

Zhang KK, Thompson AW.  Effectiveness of electronic learning for continuing interprofessional education on behavior change of healthcare professionals:  A scoping review. J Interprof Care. 2022 (in press). DOI 10.1080/13561820.2022.2071850

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.