- Fulbright Award (2005)
Chalmer Thompson is an associate professor in the School of Education at IUPUI. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Harvard University in 1980, a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Towson State University in 1983, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland (College Park) in 1988. Thompson joined IU's faculty in 1995 as an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology in the School of Education in Bloomington. In 2006, she moved to the School of Education at IUPUI to serve as an associate professor of counseling and educational psychology. She has also served as director of training for the Ph.D. program in counseling psychology at the School of Education in Bloomington from 1999 to 2004 and as associate dean for research and academic affairs in the Counseling and Counselor Education Program at IUPUI. Prior to joining IU, Thompson served as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California from 1990 to 1995 and as an assistant professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1988 to 1990. Her research focuses around the psychological impacts of racism on people.
In 2006, Thompson received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to integrate peace education curriculum at Kyambogo University in Uganda as well as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award from IU Bloomington. She was inducted as a Fellow into the American Psychological Association in 2005 and is a 2008 award recipient of the American Psychological Association Division 17 Society for Counseling Psychology, Many Faces of Counseling Psychology. Thompson is also a member of the Psychologists for Social Responsibility.