Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor at Lipscomb University, researcher, mediator, and trainer. He is involved in crisis and hostage negotiation and is also a law enforcement detective. His research and work includes law enforcement crisis and hostage negotiation in terrorist incidents. He received his doctorate from Griffith University Law School (Brisbane, Australia) in conflict resolution having researched the impact nonverbal communication has in conflict situations with respect to developing rapport, building trust, and displaying professionalism.
Dr. Thompson has presented on the topics of conflict, (crisis and hostage) negotiation, mediation, terrorism, mediation, crisis communication, and nonverbal communication internationally for a variety of audiences including police personnel, government officials, judges, attorneys, physicians, business professionals, and both graduate and undergraduate students. He also has been published in numerous professional and academic publications.
He is also the co-chair the Association for Conflict Resolution's Crisis Negotiation Section and he is an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple academic journals. He received his MS in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Werner Institute, Creighton University School of Law.
All articles by Jeff Thompson represent his personal views and not that of any organization he is a member of or employed by.