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Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L. (2003). Understanding vocation: Discerning and responding to God's call. Leaven: A Journal of Christian Ministry, 11(1), 48-53. LINK
Thompson, D. (2004). A Change in Culture: Pepperdine University's CD-ROM Student Portfolio Project. In T.W. Banta (Ed.), Portfolio Assessment Uses, Cases, Scoring, and Impact: Assessment Update Collections (pp. 72-76). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Krumrei, E., Miller-Perrin, C.L., & Thompson, D. "Influence of identity development on faith maturity among college students. Presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention, Phoenix, Arizona, April, 2004.
Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L. "Vocational discernment and action among university professors." Paper presented at the Faith in the Academy conference, Messiah College, Pennsylvania, October, 2004.
 Miller-Perrin, C.L., Thompson, D., Krumrei, E., Andrews, E., & Sessions, M. "The Development of Vocation as Calling." Presented at the Pepperdine University Faculty Conference, Malibu, California, October, 2004. LINK
 Miller-Perrin, C.L. & Thompson, D. "Vocation as calling: The role of gender in vocational discernment and action among first-year college students." Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Mid-Year Research Conference on Religion and Spirituality, Columbia, MD, April, 2005. PAPER  PRESENTATION
Andrews, E., Sessions, M., Miller-Perrin, C.L., & Thompson, D. "A life dedicated to service: Faith and commitment to service in college students." Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention, Portland, OR, April, 2005.
 Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L. "Personal Stories of Faith." Workshop presented to Messiah College Social Science and Education Faculty, Grantham, PA, August 24, 2005. LINK
 Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L. "Personal stories of calling among university professors." Paper Presented at Cultivating a Culture of Calling: Mennonite Perspectives on Vocation Conference, Goshen, IN, October 20-22, 2005. LINK
 Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L. "Peak experiences in personal stories of calling among university Professors." Paper presented at Faith, Hope, and Work Conference, San Diego, CA, February 9-11, 2006. LINK
 Krumrei, E., Miller-Perrin, C.L., & Thompson, D. (2006). "Crisis and commitment: Applying concepts of identity development to faith maturity." Submitted to Journal of Psychology and Christianity. LINK
 Krumrei, E., Miller-Perrin, C.L., & Thompson, D. (2006). "The relationship between identity status and strength of faith: A quantitative study of college students." Submitted to Journal of Psychology and Theology. LINK
 Miller-Perrin, C.L., Byron, K., Guthrie, W., & Thompson, D. "Bridges and Barriers in the Development of Faith, Life Purpose, and Leadership in College Students." Presented at the Association of Christians in Student Development Annual Conference, Marion, IN, June 8, 2006. LINK
 Byron, K., Guthrie, W., Miller-Perrin, C.L., & Thompson, D. "Bridges and Barriers in the Development of Faith, Identity, and Life Purpose in College Seniors." Presented at the Pepperdine University Board of Regents Meeting, Malibu, CA, June 13, 2006. LINK
 Miller-Perrin, C.L. & Thompson, D. "The Theological Exploration of Vocation among Students." Presented at the Lilly Endowment's Program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation, Final Conference, Indianapolis, IN, February 9, 2007. LINK
 Miller-Perrin, C.L. & Thompson, D."The Development of Faith and Life Purpose Among College Students: The Role of an International Living and Learning Experience." Presented at the Association of Christians in Student Development Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN, June 5, 2007. LINK
 Miller-Perrin, C.L. & Thompson, D. "The Development of Life Purpose in Pepperdine University Undergraduates." Presented at the Pepperdine University Faculty Conference, Malibu, CA., October 5, 2007. LINK
 Baird, D., Miller-Perrin, C.L., Mullins, M., & Thompson, D. "The Program Review as Research". Presented at the AACU-ACAD Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 24, 2008. LINK
 Thompson, D. "How are we doing and how do we know? Best Practices for transformative learning: Alumni speak up.", Presented at the Annual Faculty Conference of Pepperdine University, October 4, 2008. LINK
 Miller-Perrin, C.L. & Thompson, D. "What will I become? Exploring vocation and calling." Presented at the Christian Heritage Series, Pepperdine University, October 29, 2008. LINK
 Thompson, D.& Miller-Perrin, C.L."Gender differences in the understanding and pursuit of life purpose among university faculty." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Jacksonville, FL, November 8, 2008. LINK
 Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L. "Vocational discernment and action: an exploratory study of male and female university professors". Review of Religious Research, Volume 48, December 2008. LINK
Thompson, D., Miller-Perrin, C.L., Jones, T., & Tippens, D. "Vocational Development of Students and Faculty: High Impact Programs at Pepperdine University". Presented at the Council of Independent Colleges, NetVUE Conference. Indianapolis, March 14, 2009. LINK
Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L. "Personal Stories of Faith and Vocation." Workshop presented to faculty and staff of North Park University, Chicago, IL, August 17, 2009.
Miller-Perrin, C.L. & Thompson, D. "What will I become? Exploring vocation and calling". Presented at the Christian Heritage Series, Pepperdine University, September 15, 2009. LINK
Miller-Perrin, C.L. & Thompson, D. "The development of life purpose in college students: A preliminary study on the effects of an international living and learning experience." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Vancouver, B.C., November 7, 2009. PAPER   PRESENTATION
Miller-Perrin, C.L & Thompson, D. "The Impact of Study Abroad on College Student Spiritual Development". Presented at the Institute on College Student Values, Florida State University, February 4, 2010. PRESENTATION
Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L. "The Role of Gender and Age in Vocational Calling Among University Professors". Presented at the Division 36 Mid-Year Conference of Psychology and Religion, March 27, 2010. PRESENTATION
Miller-Perrin, C.L. & Thompson, D. "The Development of Vocational Calling, Identity and Faith in College Students: A Preliminary Study of the Impact of Study Abroad". Frontiers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. Volume XIX. Fall 2010. LINK
Miller-Perrin, C.L. & Thompson, D. "What will I become? Exploring my life purpose". Presented at the Christian Heritage Series, Pepperdine University, September 14, 2010. LINK
Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L."Gender Does Matter: Barriers for Women Living Out Their Vocational Calling in the Academy". Under Revision. LINK
Thompson, D., Miller-Perrin, C.L., Tippens, D., Selby, G., & Krumrei, E. "Mentoring Sophomore Students in Vocational Discernment: The Role of Faculty". Presented at the Council of Independent Colleges, NetVUE Conference. Indianapolis, March 11, 2011. LINK
Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin. C.L. Spiritual Development in Seaver College Students. Spiritual Life Forum. March 18, 2011. Pepperdine University. LINK
Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L. Lilly Network Exchange. Sacred Heart University. April 15-18, 2012. LINK
Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L. Christian Spirituality Research Institute Proposal. Office of Faith Research: Center for Faith & Learning. July 2012. LINK
Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L. "Spiritual Development at Seaver College". Presented to the Religious Standards Committee of the Pepperdine University Board of Regents. December 4, 2012. LINK
Jiang, W & Thompson, D. The Impact of International Programs on Student Mental Development. Undergraduate Research Conference, April 2013, Pepperdine University. LINK
Purcar, E. & Thompson, D. College Student Identity and Emotional Intelligence. Undergraduate Research Conference, April 2013, Pepperdine University. LINK
Purcar, E., Miller-Perrin, C.L., & Thompson, D. "College Student Identity and Emotional Intelligence". 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research. April 11-13, 2013. LINK
Thompson, D. & Miller-Perrin, C.L. (2013) "The Effects of Study Abroad on Student Identity, Faith, Global Citizenship, and Emotional Awareness". NetVUE. March 14. LINK
Stone, S., Miller-Perrin, C.L., & Thompson, D. (2014). Identity Development as a Mediator of General Life Purpose and Perceived Well-Being Among University Students, 94th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR, April 24-27. LINK
Gutierrez, N., Miller-Perrin, C.L., & Thompson D. (2014). Spiritual Struggles and Life Purpose Barriers as Mediators of General Life Purpose and Well-being Among College Students. 94th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR, April 24-27. LINK
Webb, J., David, G., Miller-Perrin, C.L., & Thompson, D. (2014). Life Purpose Development Among University Faculty, 94th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR, April 24-27, 2014. LINK
Miller-Perrin, C.L. & Thompson, D. (2014). Outcomes of Global Education:
External and Internal Change Associated with Study Abroad. In Ann Highum (Ed.) Undergraduate Global Education: Issues for Faculty, Staff, and Students: New Directions for Student Services, Number 146, Jossey-Bass: San Francisco. LINK