Jeff Thompson Ph.D.

Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor at New York University and Lipscomb University. He is a crisis counselor, 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. 

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Beyond Words

Beyond Words shows us nonverbal communication is more than just body language! it also includes the environment, clothing and appearance, touch, and your tone.

This blog shares the insights, research, and experiences of PhD candidate, detective, and mediator, Jeff Thompson as well as the latest news and research from others.

The articles are offered in a manner that you can easily apply to your professional and personal life and promises to show that research can be both a learning opportunity and fun.



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