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Kirsten Thompson

Associate Director


Kirsten Thompson is an associate director for the Center for Teaching & Learning at Brigham Young University. Kirsten has been at BYU for over 18 years, including 11 years in the Office of the Associate Academic Vice President for Undergraduate Studies. In her position with the AAVP, she helped provide data analyses and research, worked with the University Curriculum Council, and managed the teams supporting university forum events. Preceding her time in the AAVP office, Kirsten taught technology classes in the Department of Geology for five years.

At the Center for Teaching & Learning, Kirsten manages the teams who design and develop Learning Suite, the university’s custom LMS, as well as Student Ratings, Learning Outcomes, and other CTL-produced apps. She also oversees the Center’s excellent video and animation teams. She assists administration and faculty with data analyses on Student Ratings and participates on several university committees.


  • PhD Instructional Psychology and Technology, Brigham Young University
  • BA Design, Brigham Young University

Research Interests

Assessing student learning
Statistical analyses of academic data
Academic technology development
Learning theory

Relevant Skills and Work Experience

  • Instructional design
  • Graphic design
  • UX design
  • Classroom instruction
  • Educational measurement/psychometrics