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Roger Dennis Thompson, criminal justice educator. Named Outstanding Professor, Outstanding Organization Advisor, Student Government, University Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1988-1989, One of Special People, Channel 9 television, Chattanooga, 1989; Chattanooga Housing Authority consultant grantee, 1990.


Thompson, Roger Dennis was born on December 24, 1950 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Glenn Wilson and Estella (Adams) Thompson.


Bachelor of Science, Youngstown (Ohio) State University, 1973. Master of Science, Youngstown (Ohio) State University, 1974. Doctor of Education, University Tennessee, 1983.


Assembly laborer, General Motors Company, Lordstown, Ohio., 1969;research assistant, Youngstown State University, 1973-1976;assistant director, Center for Criminological Analysis, Chattanooga, 1976;instructor, U. Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1976-1981;assistant professor, U. Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1982-1985;associate professor, U. Tennessee, Chattanooga, since 1985;department head criminal justice, U. Tennessee, Chattanooga, since 1985. Consultant Chattanooga Housing Authority, since 1989. Field advisor Kettering Foundation NIF, Dayton, Ohio, since 1989.

Board member Tennessee Department Youth Development, Nashville, since 1990.


Convenor National Issues Forums, Chattanooga, since 1987. Resource Chattanooga Venture, since 1987. Participant Youth Violence, 1990.

Coordinator Young Black Male Conference, 1991. Member Academy Criminal Justice Sciences, Tennessee Association Criminal Justice Educators, Chattanooga Area Law Enforcement Commission (chairman 1987-1989).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, home repairs, flying.


Married Rejeanne Clemence Thibault. 1 child, Ryan Thibault.