MBA, Benedictine University, Business Administration
BA, Martin University, Liberal Arts, Political Science
Dr. Kasey Thompson earned a Ph.D. in Values-Driven Leadership from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL and joined the Ferris State University’s College of Business in 2017.
Dr. Thompson has over twenty-five years of professional experience including leading Global strategic initiatives for McDonald’s Corporation where she served as the Director of Global Menu Strategy. Dr. Thompson led platform innovation teams for the 35,000 restaurants globally as a strategic director for the world’s 90th largest economy. Most notably, Dr. Thompson co-wrote the full strategic marketing plan for Redbox, the world’s first fully automated DVD system.
Dr. Thompson is passionate about leadership, ethics, and entrepreneurship and has research interests in Trust and Trust-related phenomena in organizations.
Publications and Intellectual Contributions
Thompson, K. (2021). "Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn from How Biden is Responding to Covid." Forbes.
Thompson, K. (2021). "Fall Down, Gritty Up: The Unconventional Mental Map for Becoming Your Own Hero," Fall Down, Gritty Up. Austin, Texas: Greenleaf Book Group. https://drkaseylynn.com
Thompson, K. (2021). "I’m a College Professor Who’s Teaching Virtually During the Pandemic. Here are 7 things my most successful students do on Zoom." Business Insider.
Thompson, K. (2020). "What Biden’s Speech to Congress Means for Business Leaders." Forbes.
Podcast Thompson, K. (Panelist), Panel, "Heal Our Division National Podcast: Race Relations in 2020 America," Heal Our Division, (December 2020).
Oral Presentation Thompson, K., The Ferris Women's Network Professional Women's Panel, “Can Women Achieve Work/Life Balance?" The Ferris Women's Network, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, (February 28, 2019).
Oral Presentation Thompson, K. (Presenter), Session, "Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), Annual Spring Dawg Talks, Foundations of Ethical Leadership," Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), Big Rapids, MI, (February 2019).
Oral Presentation Thompson, K., "City of Gary, IN Cooperative Effort - How to Develop an Effective Business Plan," Gary, IN, (November 2018).
Keynote/Plenary Address Thompson, K. (Author & Presenter), Ecolab Diversity Employee Development Workshop, "Building a Dynamic Personal Brand within Complex Environments," Ecolab, Naperville, IL, (June 2018).
Lecture Thompson, K. (Author & Presenter), South Champagne Business School Global Lecture, "External Factors that Drive Ethical Decision Making in Business ," South Champagne Business School, Troyes, France, (April 2018).
Keynote/Plenary Address Thompson, K., 2018 NaviStar Black History Month Sponsored Event, "The Clover Approach to Building a Dynamic Personal Brand," NaviStar (IL) and Molex (IL), Lisle, IL, (February 2018).
Oral Presentation Eshbach, L. (Author & Presenter), Thompson, K. (Presenter), FSU Leadership Week, "Top 10 Leadership Skills," Center for Leadership and Academic Services, Big Rapids, MI, (November 15, 2017).
Keynote/Plenary Address Thompson, K., Commit! Forum, "Architects of Culture: How Leaders Can Build Cultures that Bust through Boundaries & Drive Results," Commit! Forum, New York, NY, (October 2015).
Oral Presentation Thompson, K., Booth, P. (Presenter), 3rd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference, "Paying It Forward: Transforming Research into Practice. The Corporation As Societal," Black Doctoral Network, Atlanta, GA, (September 2015).