Russell Irvin Thompson
Associate Professor of Education and Psychology
Education and Career
A.B., Dickinson College, 1920; Ph.D., Yale University, 1932; Summer Study, Garrett Biblical Institute, 1920; Professor of Psychology and Greek, Dickinson Seminary, 1921-24; Director of Settlement House of Methodist Episcopal Church, New Haven, Connecticut, 1926-28.

Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science and the National Education Association.

Involvement with Dickinson College
Thompson joined the Dickinson faculty in 1928 as an Instructor in Education and Psychology. Later, in 1931, he became as Associate Professor of Education and Psychology. During the 1933-1934 school year, he taught four classes in education with Clarence Carver1. Thompson stayed at Dickinson College until his retirement in 1954. He held the positions of Professor of Education and Psychology in 1940 and the Chairman of the Department. Thompson became Registrar, Class Dean and later Dean of the College in 1947. The college appointed Thompson as Dean Emeritus in 1954. Due to illness, Thompson left the college in 1954.



1.1933-1934 Dickinson College Course Catalogue Book, p.33-34.


Dickinson College Microcosm, 1934, p. 39, Dickinson College Archives.
"Thompson, Russell Irvin" Dropfile, Dickinson College Archives.
"Two Faculty Members enter Retirement." The Dickinson Alumnus. vol. 32, no. 1 (September 1954): 9, Dickinson College Archives.
1933-1934 Dickinson College Course Catalogue Book, Dickinson College Archives.

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Dickinson 1934 is a project of Prof. Osborne's History 204 Class, Fall Semester 2000.