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Katherine Finch Thompson

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice (Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education Programs)

  • Director, Improving Teacher Quality

Portrait of Katherine Thompson

Contact Information

Office Location

629E Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Middle level education
  • Service-learning
  • Experiential learning
  • P12 professional development
  • School-university partnerships

Research Interests

  • Education of young adolescents
  • Professional learning of teachers
  • School-university partnerships

Programs of Study



Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Middle Grades Education University of Georgia 1999

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2013 Gulf-South Summit Outstanding Practitioner Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education Award Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education
2013 Service-Learning in Teaching Excellence Award University of Georgia
2013 Carl D. Glickman Faculty Fellow Award University of Georgia College of Education
2017 Donald O. Schneider Mentoring Award University of Georgia