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Stephen L. Thompson


Associate Professor
Past Chair Faculty Senate
Program Chair, Undergraduate Social Sciences
College of Professional Studies & Advancement

Programs/Classes Taught:

Health Care Origins, Policies & Trends

Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Health Care Management

Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Research & Evaluation Methodology (MS Counseling)

Introduction to Politics

Areas of Expertise:

Public Policy

Health Care Policy

Managerial and Supervisory Behavior

Research Data and Methods


I have been at NLU for the past 25 years teaching in the Respiratory Care program, Health Care Leadership program, Masters of Health Administration program and now Social and Behavioral Sciences Programs. I am the former Associate Dean and former Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at National Louis University. I am the current program chair of the Undergraduate Program in Social Sciences and Past Chair of the Faculty Senate. I currently teach in the Applied Behavioral Sciences program, Public Policy & Administration program, Social Science undergraduate courses, Masters in Health Administration and Health Care Leadership.

My major research interests are in health policy, research methodology and organizational theory. I have published in the area of Collective Bargaining and Physicians, Physician Strikes, Health Reform and Privatization of Public Education. I have over 30 years of managerial and educational experience in health care and higher education.


Ph.D., Public Health Sciences, Health Policy & Administration - University of Illinois at Chicago (2000)

M.S.I.R., Industrial Relations, Loyola University Chicago (1984)

B.A., Biology, Drake University (1975)

Research and Interests:

Collective Bargaining of Physicians

Ethics of Physician and Health

Professional strikes Medical Malpractice

Privatization of Public Education

Contact Information:

Stephen Thompson, Ph.D.
Program Chair - Undergraduate Social Sciences
College of Professional Studies & Advancement
National Louis University
5202 Old Orchard Road - Suite 209
Skokie IL 60077
Phone & Fax: 224-233-2539


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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