PhD, University of Connecticut
MSN, University of Connecticut
BSN, University of Bridgeport
Cesarina Thompson is dean of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) and joined the University of Hartford in 2018. She was previously dean of the School of Health Sciences at American International College (AIC) in Springfield, Mass, where she introduced several new programs, including a clinical doctorate in occupational therapy; increased the number of full-time faculty and students by 15 percent; and oversaw successful professional program accreditation reviews. Prior to AIC, she worked for 25 years at Southern Connecticut State University where she became a tenured full professor. She also served in a variety of leadership positions including interim associate dean of the School of Health and Human Services and chair of the Department of Nursing.
Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Bridgeport and earned her master’s and PhD from the University of Connecticut. She is a Fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing.