Miriam Thompson Miriam Thompson, PhD, NCSP

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  • Assistant Professor, School Psychology Department


  • PhD, MA,  School Psychology, University of Arizona
  • BA, Spanish/Portuguese and Psychology, University of Arizona 


  • Instructional Assessment & Intervention (IA 520)
  • Practicum in Advanced Assessment I (FP 721)
  • Practicum in Advanced Assessment II (FP 722)
  • Psychoeducational Assessment (PA 500)
  • History and Systems (PS 600)
  • Advanced Psychoeducationall Assessment (PA 700)

Research and Practice Interests

  • The experiences of doctoral students in school psychology programs
  • The internship application process for doctoral students in school psychology programs 
  • Microaggressions in schools

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (National Association of School Psychologists)


  • 07/15   University of Arizona Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Grant
  • 04/15   American Psychological Association (APA) Student Travel Award
  • 04/15   University of Arizona Graduate and Professional Student Council Research and Project Grant
  • 08/14 – 05/15   Ora Bretall Scholarship
  • 08/14 – 05/15   Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship
  • 10/13   The University of Arizona Student Affairs Impact Award Nominee
  • 07/13     National College and Learning Center Association (NCLCA) Julia Visor Graduate Student Proposal Award
  • 10/12     Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Alumni Award
  • 08/10 – 05/11   The University of Arizona Graduate Diversity Fellowship
  • 08/10 – 05/11   Arizona Scholars Award
  • 05/09     Centennial Achievement Undergraduate Student Award Nomination
  • 05/08 – 08/09 Undergraduate Research Scholarship Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program
  • 10/07     SALT Student-Tutor Award
  • 08/06–05/09     SALT Scholarship
  • 08/06–05/09      Arizona Excellence Scholarship

Publications and Presentations

Perfect, M.M., Thompson, M.E., & Mahoney, E. (2015).  Internship attainment and program policies: Trends in APA-accredited school psychology programs. Psychology in the Schools, 52, 1008-1019. doi: 10.1002/pits.21875

Thompson, M.E. (2013). The nature of the English language learner. From Science to Practice, 6(2), 32-38.

Thompson, M.E. (2015). Students on their own: How aggressive immigration enforcement breaks up families and impacts youth’s psychosocial functioning. Dissertation research presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Thompson, M.E. (2013). Integrating campus resources: Building a partnership between the THINK TANK and the New Start Summer Program. Presented at the National College and  Learning Association. [A second presentation of this topic was presented at the Student  Affairs Symposium at the University of Arizona]

Thompson, M.E. (2009). Unequal education: The underrepresentation of minorities in gifted education. Research presented at the Graduate and Professional Student Council Showcase, University of Arizona, October 2009.

Thompson, M. E. (2008). No Sé, Não Comprendo, Non Entends: Understanding the  relationship between learning disabilities and foreign language acquisition. Research presented at the Graduate and Professional Student Council Showcase, University of Arizona, August 2008.  [A second presentation on this topic was also presented at the University of California, Berkeley]

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • 11/16-05/17   Professional Mentor  Black Mental Health Graduate Academy, Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health at William James College.

Professional Affiliations

  • Massachusetts School Psychology Association (MSPA)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)